Winter Coop Lighting

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by farmgirllvo, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. farmgirllvo

    farmgirllvo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm wondering what kind of lights to put in my coop for winter, it's just to keep them laying.
    Can lights? What kind of light bulb is the best? I know no heat lamps.
    Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Depending on the size of your coop......
    ......just a heat lamp fixture/shade with a 40-60 watt incandescent bulb will work fine.
    Do not use 'heavy duty'...'work safe'.... bulbs with coating on it....the fumes from coating can kill them.
    A CFL with equivalent wattage will work too.

    Here's a pretty good article on supplemental lighting.
     
  3. Silvia2234

    Silvia2234 Chillin' With My Peeps

    We put a red heat lamp for night and day, and we have a white heat lamp only for daytime.
     
  4. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a heat lamp fixture with a 7 watt dimmable daylight LED, 40 watt equivalent. You can get a 10 watt, 60 watt equivalent, if you have a large coop. Supposed to last 22 years at 3 hours a day. Look for DAYLIGHT not soft white.[​IMG] I turn a light on at 5am in the coop and I have 2-60 watt equivalent LEDs outside the coop to light up the pen.[​IMG] At 9am I dim the light in the coop to use as a nightlight so they can see to jump onto the roost at sunset. I close the coop and shut off the nightlight a half hour after sunset. My 5 girls are still laying 5 eggs a day, most days. GC
     
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