I have cords across the yard & running through conduit across the pasture. One of these days I\'ll get ambitious, run real wire, rent a ditch-witch, and bury the conduit. Maybe I\'ll drop a water line, too, while I\'m at it. But for now, it\'s redneck engineering all the way! :p
I\'ve had the lights on in the coop since early October and the free-loaders just started laying. I was really hoping to get an earlier start than this. The coccidia has been so bad the last 2 seasons I\'ve decided this year I\'m not setting anything past February.
I did set a dozen eggs from a nice wheaten pullet. I had a couple eggs from a splash pullet that I put in as well, even though there was a chance she may have been exposed to a buff cockerel. Of course, none of the wheaten\'s eggs were fertile, so I have 3 little gambles due on Christmas Eve (assuming they\'re still kicking - haven\'t candled lately).