Tiny Christmas tree lights for coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by McGoo, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    I'm trying to set up the coop with a little light to offset the short winter days. Has anyone out there used those tiny white lights. I can get them battery powered so I don't need electricity to the coop and I don't believe they generate enough heat to start a fire.

    Looking for your experience/opinions. Thanks.

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  2. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    I saw some pic's awhile back from someone who was using the rope style lights for light/predator deterant. never heard anything negative.
    when you get them rigged up send us a photo so we all can see how you hooked them to a battery
  3. greginshasta

    greginshasta Songster

    Jul 26, 2007
    Mount Shasta, CA
  4. Nugget

    Nugget Songster

    Sep 2, 2007
    McGoo, if you're talking about the really small ones that are nearly pinhead size (and run off a couple of AAA batteries) the batteries do not last long!
  5. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    [​IMG] I'm the one who colored the clear tube lights for the coops, Skip told me I have too much time on my hands. [​IMG] The lights are really more for my sanity than for the birds. We got the lights from Lowe's. It took me around a half an hour to color them red with a Sharpie/permanent marker, since they don't sell them in red in our area, only clear and blue.


    I have them in both coops and I like that I can go out anytime at night and check on them, without causing a ruckus.

  6. SeaChick

    SeaChick Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    I hate to say it, but I agree about the battery life. We used some of those on a wreath once and the batteries lasted only a couple of nights.... it was REALLY expensive!!!
  7. Ellie

    Ellie Songster

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    I just got a red light bulb (not heat lamp) that I am going to use for them. It is not in the middle but off to one side and just in front of where they are. I should be able to see them in the dark then, but will not know that until this weekend.

  8. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Songster

    Jan 24, 2007
    SW MO
    WHAT is a rope light, please? Describe, and you mean it doesn't need electricity?
  9. Cheryl

    Cheryl Songster

    Rope lights are the small lights encased in soft plastic tubing, they do need electricity and can be also be found at Target, I bought purple a few years ago, I'm sure with the holidays coming up you will be able to find red!
  10. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Songster

    Jan 24, 2007
    SW MO
    Thanks. But ok, they need electricity. Then what sort of lights is the person in the first post talking about? I would love to find something safe that doesn't need electricity, but also wouldn't need new battries every couple days. Any ideas? And if so, please describe. LOL (You're dealin' with an ole lady here!)

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