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HOW TO BUILD A Solar-Powered Chicken COOP

Ready to go off the grid? Try a solar-powered coop.
Skill level: advanced — electrical knowledge required Project time: 2 to 3 hours

Chickens are fairly hardy birds, but many of us want to give our eggproducing friends a few conveniences. Light and ventilation remain key components to healthy, productive chickens. To power these perks, consider going of -grid with solar panels. Solar power intrigues me, so when Jennifer Bryce, an alternativeenergy ai cionado, showed me her alternative-energy-powered coop for her guinea hens and chickens, I thought it was a great way to go.

Solar power generation can be simple or a technical fun fest. I must admit, while researching the options, my eyes crossed more than once as I tried to determine what I needed and how to best set up the system.

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