1. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    Ohio
    Hi,

    I'm thinking about getting a stick up bulb ( http://www.stickupbulb.com/ )
    for the coop. It is a small coop, and I think it would light it pretty well, without being overkill. Have you ever used one of these lights, and do you think it would be alright to leave on 24/7?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I think if you leave it on all the time, you'll be spending hundreds a year on batteries. If you want to put light in there, I'd run an extention cord if possible. They really don't need light though so if you can't run a cord, I'd just pass on a light.
     
  3. mistylady

    mistylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you'd be replacing batteries alot. Have you thought about a solar light? The solar panel goes outside. They are motion activated so you could face it to the door and it would come on when you open the door. My chickens don't like to sleep with a light on but I don't know if that is normal or not. They wake up and cluck an upset cluck at me if I wake them up at night. The baby chicks sleep with the light on but the hens had to be separated by a blanket so the light wouldn't wake them up (they are all in the same room). When the light was shining and the hens could see it they gurgled until I put up a barrier of the blanket. That just how these chickens act!
     

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