Solar panels

avery1

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I am going to put solar panels up to heat my coop and my water container. How many battery will it take to run a 1500 watt heater to keep the chickens warm?
 

Justso

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Hi Avery, where are you located?
IMHO chickens don't need heat except in the most extreme climates. During the polar vortex last year I kept the window open in my hen house. They came through with no frostbite.
Using solar to keep the water unfrozen would be very helpful though!:D
looking forward to seeing replies.
 

Wee Farmer Sarah

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Oct 8, 2018
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Hello Avery. Welcome to BYC! As @Justso mentioned, you don't need to heat the coop unless you are in an area that gets extremely cold temperatures. I have a solar powered light in my coop but that's all. It got pretty cold here last winter during the polar vortex and my chickens were fine.
 

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