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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mommto3kiddos, Oct 20, 2011.
Just curious at what temp or any do you put out a heat lamp in your coop???
It's best if you don't. This has some very good information: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=421122&p=1
(I hope I did that right. If not, you can search the subject and find it)
Yep, I never do. (for the adults)
I did when I first got my Shamos because they're not a cold tolerant breed but now on their second year they're toughing it out.
Yep, bobbi-j, you did right. That's a great thread for this question.
Never. Well, MAYBE at MINUS 60F, but that's unlikely here. was minus 25 here and still didn't add heat. All were fine.
I worry about the heat not the cold. Winter is easy I just block the wind.
Adding a heat lamp in the winter can cause frostbite on the combs and wattles. The heat causes the moisture in the air from their breath that collects on the skin which freezes when the chickens go outside.
I don't, either. We get down into the single digits here, sometimes all the way to zero a couple of days in winter. I keep the high up ventilation cracked open even then to vent out moisture. No heat added. I have bucket defrosters under the waterers, though I used to hang a heat lamp over them to keep the water at least partially defrosted.
never...we are already in the teens at night...no added heat.