Last year i used 5 red 250W light bulbs in my coops to help keep my chickens warm. They laid eggs better during the winter than they did this summer... they quit on me in the middle of summer. My coops are not insulated. they are dog kennels with tyvek wrapped around them. I now have 3 and the building that the electrics are hooked up to cannot handle the draw, even the extension cordes cannot handle the draw of over 10 lamps... So i have been researching different heaters. I was interested in a hanging radient... but the price is too high. So i thought about the ones on the GQF site https://www.gqfmfg.com/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=40# I am wondering if anyone has used this in an outdoor setting to keep the coop above 40* its a lower volt than having tons on lamps. For me electricity is cheap where i am... My concern is the safety of the light bulbs. last winter the birds kept breaking them somehow and we had a few electrical scares (mainly my chickens tried killing my boyfriend) yes eventually we plan to build a sectional permenant coop. when the money is available. generally my chickens are very hardy and some would roost in the trees last winter and wouldn't come in till below 20*... but i have more younger birds and turken hybrids.... that and mom is taking care of the flock while i am here at college. I figured if i could somehow keep the coop warm at 40. then the waterers might not freeze either. trying to figure out the logistics of 3 different coops to keep warm and watered in the winter is hard.... we normally get a generous amount of snow and our share of below 20* days (in normal years) Any ideas on heating with a low budget are welcome. I also do deep litter in the winter, ammonia sometimes gets bad or even the bedding freezes solid, but sometimes it helps with generating heat.