Originally Posted by firegirl969
We don't have any electricity running out to the chicken yard and we need to put a light out there so that the girls will lay through the winter. DH wants to know if any of you solar "experts" can give us ideas for a solar light that we can put on a timer to come on about 3 am. Thanks in advance, firegirl
My egg-hatchery lady has hers in a home-made greenhouse type building. They have clear plastic panels over parts of the roof and sides that let in sun light. She says hers lay well because of all the light. She has gravel on the floor (over dirt), and the place is just built of 2x4s with that plastic and some plywood on bottom. She has a looonnnnnggggg building with several rooms of chickens. In winter she uses a heat lamp if it is too cold. It's on the south side of her barn. In summer, when it's hot, she opens the doors, so they can go outside. She even has her incubators in the barn next to her hen houses with a brooder there too. It's not solar lighting, but it lets in a lot of natural light, and hers lay better than mine from all that light in the winter.