Tuesday, November 30, 2010
If There Is A Monster Under My Bed, I'm Eating It
The chickens have a light on in their coop at night It keeps their water from freezing and it tricks them into laying eggs without enough hours of sunlight. The goats, living in the other half of the hen house, were used to the light, I reasoned, so when I moved them I rigged up an old brooder light to shine in their new quarters.
When I went out after that first night the light bulb was off, and it seems that it had burned out. Untroubled, I put in a new bulb and hooked it up again for tonight. I went out after dark to put away the poultry and found the whole thing on the ground. I hooked it up in a different spot and thought no more of it until I looked out about 10 PM and saw no sign of a light anywhere.
I'm beginning to think that the goats don't want a night light.
The pictured Goat Night Light is available for sale at http://www.etsy.com/listing/36879631/goat-night-light