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Winter exit stage north - electrical where to?

post #1 of 5
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Hi Everyone,
My hens survived our first winter together with help from electricity for supplemental light, heat, and a heated water base.

Do you leave your electrical stuff in the coop all spring, summer, and fall, or do you move it into storage?
post #2 of 5
I use none of that stuff, but if I did I would remove it for the summer to keep it from getting ruined.
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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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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post #3 of 5
We only use a water warmer. It gets stored in the barn when not in use.
2 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Black Sex Links,. 1 Golden Retriever, 1 "old man" cat and 2 Betta.
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2 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Black Sex Links,. 1 Golden Retriever, 1 "old man" cat and 2 Betta.
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post #4 of 5

I also don't use heat or a light in the coop.  My birds are in Montana.  Their water is kept outside.  The stock tank heater that keeps the water thawed will be put into the basement until it's needed again in the fall. 

post #5 of 5

I do absolutely nothing.

 

My water base heater, nest box heaters, and supplemental lighting, are always available for when conditions require their assistance.

Heat the nesting boxes to stop eggs from freezing.

Forever Water Heater one that lasts.

Unfrozen Nipple Watering for those cold days.

Removing dust the easy way.

Quick and Easy 5 Gallon Waterer.

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Heat the nesting boxes to stop eggs from freezing.

Forever Water Heater one that lasts.

Unfrozen Nipple Watering for those cold days.

Removing dust the easy way.

Quick and Easy 5 Gallon Waterer.

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