Do I need a heat source?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ncCHICKS, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. ncCHICKS

    ncCHICKS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's starting to get cold here. Today it was about 60 and tonight it can get about 40. We usually have the lowest temp of the winter at about 21, but thats only at night.
     
  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    a little more info would be nice. As in what are you heating?
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    If you're asking is that cold enough to have to heat your coop I'd say no. We get much colder temps plus the wind chill and I've never heated my coops.
     
  4. kpara

    kpara Out Of The Brooder

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    idk but im going to go with no oh and join my count till the moderators come!
     
  5. ncCHICKS

    ncCHICKS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry.

    I have 3 8 week old chickens, an Ameraucana, Dominique and RIR. I have a 4x4 coop with a 4x4 run underneath it (trying to get pics) with 3 windows. It has plywood and wood sides.
     

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