freezing locks

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lyndama, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. lyndama

    lyndama New Egg

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    How do I keep the locks from freezing every a.m.? Today I had to pour hot H2o on them -not wanting to do this every day.. also some say keep poop in the coop for insulation and keep adding bedding to it.. I'm not too fond of that also have been reading it adds humidity.. this is my 1st winter with the 7 girls here in Mass..
     
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  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As mentioned, WD-40 will keep the moisture out of the mechanism.

    Chris
     
  4. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Another method is to submerge your lock into a container of car antifreeze or squirt same into the lock. Good Luck.

    The trick is to keep Humidity and Ventilation in balance. When humidity rises you are at risk for frostbite in the cold.
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2012

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