I'll be curious to hear heat recommendations that people have tried. There just has to be a good solution to heat a shed safely for brooding and birthing. I see that the sweeter heaters are used for such uses, but I would want to see one and feel what kind of heat it puts out before purchasing one. I get the feeling that they have to be pretty close to the animals for the heat to be felt. But I'd love to find a heater that can stand up to the dust in a barn and still provide heat that is very fire-safe.
Besides a salimander type heater, what do folks use in garages or workshops? Seems like that could be the answer.
I wonder how he kept all of the dust out of it. I got one similar from amazon but had to send it back because lousy shipping made for a broken heater. I then got 2 small generic models from Sams for my cold spots in the house. But they both have fans, I just know they would get tons of dust from a chicken house.
I wonder if the oil radiator is the way to go. I don't have gas from the gas company here anymore. I'll need to look more into their setup.
A wood stove is out too but would look kind of cool sitting in the middle of a shed.
I'm still trying to decide the layout of the shed as well. I'm hoping to use it for the chicks that are 4-8 weeks old in Feb and March. Then in April for the goats that are kidding. But there might be a small overlap and the kids might need to share with the chickens. I'm wondering how much space needs to be blocked off for the kidding stall or if I will need to make sure the shed is chicken free before kidding time. I know the bedding needs to be fresh and not deep litter but that is not too hard.I'm also trying to think of a way to add a screen door so none of the chicks can fly out when I'm trying to get in if I put the kidding stall in the back. If the chickens are in the back, I'm not sure how I would keep the kids in the shed while i was coming in. Choices and more choices.