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post #11 of 17
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We get plenty of snow! Luckily this past winter was fairly mild, but typically it's lots of snow and single digit nights. I know lamps are typical for heating coops-but when I was a kid, a barn I boarded at had a massive fire from a heat lamp for chicks, so I'm so nervous about it. Ack.

I recently saw one member in the snow with a coop completely open with mesh across the front.  I don't think you need to keep adult chickens warm.  The feathers are insulating.  Babies hide in under mum, don't they?  

Anyway, no need for me trying to scrape my memory banks, it's not something I needed to figure out.  Heat is my bugbear.   You'll hear from the "locals" who can give you specific advice about it.  

post #12 of 17

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post #13 of 17

Hi, we live in New England (very north central CT) and just started our first flock this spring. There's a blog post by the Chicken Chick that describes how to rig a cookie tin with a 40 watt lightbulb for a DIY heater, that generates just enough warmth to keep water from freezing. We plan to try it out when the inevitable snow starts flying again!

post #14 of 17

i'm in New Hampshire and have chicks in brooders in one of the bedrooms of the house. where are you located in New England? I checked the state threads already, and we don't appear to have one...  bummer. 

 

but welcome!

post #15 of 17

I am a New Hampshire girl too! Gilmanton. It's our first year raising chickens and ours are still in the brooding phase. Maybe we can connect enough NH folks to start a state thread :) 

post #16 of 17
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Hi, we live in New England (very north central CT) and just started our first flock this spring. There's a blog post by the Chicken Chick that describes how to rig a cookie tin with a 40 watt lightbulb for a DIY heater, that generates just enough warmth to keep water from freezing. We plan to try it out when the inevitable snow starts flying again!
Thanks, I will definitely check this out!
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Originally Posted by tequilajade View Post

i'm in New Hampshire and have chicks in brooders in one of the bedrooms of the house. where are you located in New England? I checked the state threads already, and we don't appear to have one...  bummer. 

but welcome!
I am in MA but very very close to NH border. Someone should start a thread for NH!
post #17 of 17

That mention reminded me of the coop I mentioned before, all meshed in front, it was posted by another member from New Hampshire

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/new-hampshire-coop-and-run

 

There is a thread for NH (it appeared in the threadlist of the member who posted the coop)

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/357963/new-hampshire/1680#post_17024160

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