Coop Heater

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tredin18, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. tredin18

    tredin18 Out Of The Brooder

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If they are dry and protected from wind, they should be fine without heat.
     
  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    No they don't need heat. Really by putting the set up in a barn, that is a dead space of air, which is an insulation.

    Dry is what you want to keep your chickens. Wet chickens are cold chickens, dry chickens are warm. We got a major storm predicted tonight and the next day, so I added more bedding to the coop, more bedding to the run. I pile it up into mini haystacks, and after the storm, I will flip it on top of the snow.

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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    p3scuba New Egg

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    I wanted to share a heater i designed and built, its very effective and i believe pretty dang safe. When the coop is shut up for the night it keeps the temp about 20 degrees above ambient. . Easy to build, 5" ductwork, a few 6" duct pieces, 125 watt
    heat lamp, (thermocube outlet, on at 35 off at 45)
    Chickens can't break bulb, can't roost on it, dust can't get in.

    Rich




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  6. snow5164

    snow5164 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep my coop above freezing with heat [​IMG],
    We all make our own choices and yes they might survive without heat , but I see the difference when it's above freezing and I choose to provide it.

    I have bought two different brands of that kind of heater from wayfair.com, one lasted one year the second a month. The problem is the electrical box ( usually on the backside ) , is not sealed so dust/ dander gets in . The first one started smelling like smoke , once disassembled the wires were caked in dust and it was burning, wires were black. We got our money back .

    We now use a " barn heater" from peavey mart. $35, we blow it out every few days . Lasted 3 months so far , we usually run it 4 pm til 9 am. You want a heater you can see the fan and motor so you can clean it.
     
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    snow5164 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is what we have, hanging from chain from the ceiling ...
     
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