@Dani4Hedgies it depends on what size sweeter heater you're looking for. I noticed Nasco doesn't have the small 11x16 overhead unit now, I don't know if they're just out of stock or just don't carry it now. I checked a couple of places & if you want that one Strombergs Poultry has it cheaper than others. I had actually gotten my last bigger one at My Pet Chicken but that was only because I got free shipping & Nasco charged shipping plus I think they were on sale then. They're more pricey than other heaters but they sure are nicer & more consistent with heat. I have 4 of them in use here.
@HEChicken that is strange about that Barred Rock, I'll bet you're right.
I had a hen get soaked last night because she can't seem to figure out where to go roost. I went out between rains to shut the run door & there she was all huddled up on top of the rocks by my other pen next to the coop. I picked her up & took her into the coop, hopefully she got dried out overnight.
We had a surprise lamb born last evening. I have one ewe that is really wooly & I couldn't tell if she was pregnant or not & yesterday evening I was out feeding between rains & she was acting kind of strange. She didn't eat & would stand & baa or go into the shelter & paw the floor. So when I went out to shut the run door at about 10:00 last night I went down to the sheep pen & I heard a little voice in the shelter. I shined my flashlight in there & low & behold there was a tiny little lamb, surprise, surprise. This ewe was a twin at birth but they often will just have one the first time.