Conversion: Step Five
The addition of an electrical hook up for a light fixture will give me the advantage of lengthening the days. I guess chickens, like all life forms, take their cues from the sun. If I want egg production to remain the same in the winter I need to provide the same amount of daylight hours as the summer. So the electrical box was mounted to the ceiling. We used wire made for exterior use and drilled a hole from the interior out under the eave of the exterior wall. I fastened a hook under the eave so the plug in can be hidden away when not in use.
In my early teacher background, I learned how to make a small solar panel to power a toy car. I'm hoping I can figure out how to make a small panel to turn on the light bulb inside the hen house. That project will be saved until after the garden is done for the season. A person only has so many hours in the day!