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The Chicken and the Egg
This was kind of an interesting experiment for me, as I had never really thought about chickens needing more light during the winter to lay eggs.
So when I had a farmer come up to me, at the mother earth fair and tell me that my, LED light that ran off a 9V battery, would be good for his chicken coop...I was intrigued. I asked him what he meant and he told me that it would help the chickens lay more eggs during the shorter days in winter.
I always like a challenge...so I figured I would try it.
Now, this isn't new news to anybody who's ever been on a farm and raised chickens...but it was completely new news to me and I wanted to install solar power on a chicken coop!
Luckily, I have an aunt and uncle who just happen to have a farm with a chicken coop that had no lights. So I decided to put up some solar powered lights in the coop.
This is the list of things I used:
Water-resistance IP65, 12V Waterproof Flexible LED Strip Light
Solar Controller 10a 12v/24v Solar Charge Controller
Uxcell Switche - 3 terminals, SPST action type and 2 on/off positions