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Freezing Night

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenluver555, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. chickenluver555

    chickenluver555 Songster

    Apr 20, 2013
    Tonight is going to be very cold and I need to know how to heat up a chicken coop without using any type of light because it could catch on fire. I only have three chickens, so their house is a small wooden box. Any ideas?

  2. farmtotable

    farmtotable Chirping

    Oct 7, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    My Coop
    I'm not sure how to do it without putting a heat lamp in there. Do you have a garage or shed you could move them into on cold nights? If that's not possible, the only other thing I can think of is maybe stacking up hay or straw bales around the outside of the box for insulation...
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Perhaps put in basement or garage in large dog crate. It will be 13 degrees here overnight, and my chickens do fine in a coop without heat. Hopefully you can find something larger for colder weather.

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