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getting ready for winter

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by shilo356, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. shilo356

    shilo356 In the Brooder

    Jul 12, 2009
    I was wondering if anyone had suggestions on whats a good watering system for the cold winter months. I'd like something that is self contained and not a fire hazzard.
    Also my Moran roos have huge combs and wattles and Id hate to see them get frost bit. I read about using vaseline but here in NH we can have some pretty sub zero weather.
    Has anyone used kerosene heaters in their coops, just to keep things above freezing?

  2. rstampa

    rstampa Songster

    Jun 18, 2009
    Tampa, Florida
    Quote:No Kerosene heaters. What do you want to kill your birds? NEVER use any gas, oil, wood, coal, kerosene or any fossil fuel burning heat source in your coop or run. Electric heat ONLY. Put a heat lamp in the coop is what most people do. I don't know of any other way.
    And most coops are made of wood or sheet metal.
    Hope this helps you.
  3. lichick28

    lichick28 Songster

    Dec 31, 2008
    I use a plug in dog water dish that goes on when temp is below 35* I also staple clear plastic sheeting over a few of the windows but leave some open for ventilation. staple clear plastic around run. extra scratch helps too

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