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Chicken Coop

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Next step in survival preparedness: Chicken Coop building. (I wish I had friends close to help me...hehehehe...I am a one-man show and it is tiring)

In all the researches I did, no where it was mentioned about particular precautions about electricity. Do I have to put the electric wires inside the coop into pvc tubes or there is no danger the chickens will try to eat them?

Thank you
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LMAO I would love to see a mouse get into my coop! It would last about 4 seconds before the girls were ripping it to shreds and fighting over it. Chickens are better mousers than cats!
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I live in Western New York. We get pretty cold. I do not have any heat source in my coop. The more you protect your birds from the cold, the more susceptible they are to the cold. I do however have one light bulb in there to keep egg production up as much as possible in this dark part of the year.

I stapled the light cord to one of the 2x4's so that it wasn't dangling. Chickens are stupid. If you keep the stuff out of their faces, they wont mess with it.

On a side note, the same power line I have running out to the coop for the light, is used to power a heated waterbowl that we made to keep the water from freezing.
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