Coop

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickenluvr9, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. chickenluvr9

    chickenluvr9 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all! I have a question concerning my coop! I'm new to the life of chickens, but I was wondering, shouldn't there be a site of warmth? Maybe a heater installed in the coop? I don't want my little guys and gals freezin!
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Hello! Grown chickens don't need warmth in the winter, they keep themselves warm just fine. I live in Vermont, and my birds never have heat over the winter. Heat lamps and heaters actually create a huge fire hazard, and coops burn down every year because of them. They also can cause the birds to die - if they aren't acclimated to the outside temperatures, and they won't be with a heat lamp, if it blows or the power goes out, the sudden drop in temperature can actually kill them.
     
  3. chickenluvr9

    chickenluvr9 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh gosh! Thank you so much for enlightening me here, I had no idea these possible dangers! Have nice week!!
    Thanks
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Chickens generally can withstand cold much better than hot temps. You don't put very young chicks outside in bad weather but, the adults will be fine in a draft free, well ventilated coop. The risk of fires from heat lamps, heaters combined with chicken litter/ shavings or straw is much worse than them being in colder temps. Please check out the coops section for advice.
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X2 on the two above posters.

    Straw is a wonderful insulator. Proper ventilation is also required.
     
  6. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

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  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Birds are very good at keeping themselves warm. As long as the coop is draft free and you have sufficient bedding, they'll be fine.
     
  9. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    X2 on the above posters.
     

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