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Heating my coop at Night with red lamp?

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i was curious as to how some people heat their coops when it starts to get cold. Believe it or not, here in southern Ontario, we just got a bit of snow. AWESOME! I have about 25 chickens and they seem to sleep all over the place randomly in the coop. I was going to stick a heat lamp in there in hopes of keeping them warm. Maybe they would all huddle under the lamp if I placed it above their roost where they are supposed to sleep?

Would the light given off from the heat lamp bother them during the night? (It's a red lamp) and if it does bother them what am I supposed to use?

Thanks!
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I do leave a couple of heat lamps on. 1 in my silkie/small chicken room and couple in my main coop for those chickens that want a little heat.
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I am in Wisconsin, I never provide any heat, healthy adult chickens don't need any and can interfere with them acclimating to your weather, better to provide a nice coop with the prevailing winds blocked, access to sunshine, good food, unfrozen water, proper roosts and things to peck and scratch at as well as access to outside whenever the weather is not too bad.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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