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chickenlady



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 16 10:54 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Have you had a look at Amazon uk? They have cheap and cheerful lights for interior fitting for around 8. I should think that would be ok for your purposes i.e. a light that doesn't blind and goes out after an hour or two. Not much good for illuminating a large shed, or anything like that, but fine for the guinea fowl coop at bedtime.

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 16 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

with remote control
fitting a separate timer in the feed to the lamp should be fairly easy

most of the timer ones seem to be 6 hrs on but would 6 hrs of fairy lights be a problem?

a bit of searching might find one with an adjustable timer

the chook shed ones are for fooling them into thinking it is spring ie lots of big leds and most are rather costly but they do have adjustable timers

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 16 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Would those cheap fairly lights do if you got two or three sets? They do exactly that - come on at dusk and go out when they run out of juice. They are sooo cheap it's probably worth a try!

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 16 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oh, something like this?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01D4P77A8/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2B2YGOUDQSV9O

Chez



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 16 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks everyone, I will have a rootle round Wilkinson's tomorrow

Nick



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 16 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

http://www.selections.com/garden-shed-light-solar-by-gardman.html?gclid=COe67N7s2s8CFRdmGwodpQ0G5A

sean
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 16 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
Would those cheap fairly lights do if you got two or three sets? They do exactly that - come on at dusk and go out when they run out of juice. They are sooo cheap it's probably worth a try!


There are probably threads about this on mumsnet if you google 'glamping chickens' or something similar.

Chez



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 16 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mumsnet terrifies me. They're the Illuminati.

Nick



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 16 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Chez wrote:
Mumsnet terrifies me. They're the Illuminati.


Chardonnay drenched, Nigel Slater worshipping, Waitrose shopping Kath Kidson wearing sanctimonious bitches.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgKrdW38cg0&feature=youtu.be

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 16 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i shop from waitrose sometimes ( co-owned by the partners etc and price matched with tescos ) but not the other stuff ,i dont think i'm qualified for membership of mumsnet on most grounds.

sean
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 16 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I only posted it to see if mentioning them still summoned Nick.

Nick



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 16 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Froth froth froth.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 16 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
Froth froth froth.


Making one of your posh dinners again? Or am I getting confused with foam?

Nick



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dpack



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