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Winter exit stage north - electrical where to?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by frog3toad, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. frog3toad

    frog3toad New Egg

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    Hi Everyone,
    My hens survived our first winter together with help from electricity for supplemental light, heat, and a heated water base.

    Do you leave your electrical stuff in the coop all spring, summer, and fall, or do you move it into storage?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    I use none of that stuff, but if I did I would remove it for the summer to keep it from getting ruined.
     
  3. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We only use a water warmer. It gets stored in the barn when not in use.
     
  4. wamtazlady

    wamtazlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also don't use heat or a light in the coop. My birds are in Montana. Their water is kept outside. The stock tank heater that keeps the water thawed will be put into the basement until it's needed again in the fall.
     
  5. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    I do absolutely nothing.

    My water base heater, nest box heaters, and supplemental lighting, are always available for when conditions require their assistance.
     

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