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At what temp do you add a heat lamp???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mommto3kiddos, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious at what temp or any do you put out a heat lamp in your coop???
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    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. [​IMG]
     
  4. frostbite

    frostbite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, bobbi-j, you did right. That's a great thread for this question.
     
  5. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Never. Well, MAYBE at MINUS 60F, but that's unlikely here. was minus 25 here and still didn't add heat. All were fine.
     
  6. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I worry about the heat not the cold. Winter is easy I just block the wind.
     
  7. midwestchickenwrangler

    midwestchickenwrangler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  8. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    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.
     
  10. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    never...we are already in the teens at night...no added heat.
     

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