Originally Posted by perchie.girl
I will be very interested in seeing how that works for ya.... I have a friend that has chickens in Alaska and uses no heat at all.
Originally Posted by KDOGG331
Well last winter a ton of the continental United States was way colder than Alaska, I recall one time when Alaska was like 30 or 50. Weather's changing lol but still usually cold there
I live at least 20 miles north of you Kelsey and my chickens have never had heat. A couple of years ago I had a heat lamp over their waterer (long story) in a stall next to the one I converted to be their coop. Not one bird EVER hung around near the heat lamp. Not even the one that waited until the end of January to moult, coldest time of the year -20F happens. Half her feathers gone and she still didn't sit near the lamp.
People need to remember that chickens are not people. They wear their very warm winter coat year round. They can't put them on when they go out in the cold and they can't take them off inside, Keep the drafts off them and their drinking water thawed and they are good to go.