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Question DetailsAsked on 7/20/2017

how much to run electricity to a chicken coup close to the house?

need breaker box electricity out side already

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Here are a couple of prior similar questions which should put you in the ballpark - of course, Electrical would be the Search the List category to find well-rated and reviewed contractor to do the work.

Of course, if you arrange with the contractor for you to dig the trench (commonly 12-18" deep depending on whether run in conduit or not) you might save a bit, depending on how close "close to the house" is. IF real close, then just overhead wire or connecting the house and chicken coop with a piece of 2x6 or 2x8 and running the wire in conduit might do the job, if that would not block needed access between the coop and the house.

Given the conditions in a chicken coop, I would opt for AFCI/GFCI protection on the circuit for maybe $50 more than bare code requirements - less chance of an electrical fault roasting your chickens in place plus burning the house down.

Course, if coop is not built, I would recommend minimum 10 foot clearance from coop to house for fire prevention - they tend to catch fire from time to time.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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