Heat For Cold Weather

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickbird, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. chickbird

    chickbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I Live In S.w. Ga. And Nightime Temps Are Down In The 20's... For The First Time My Chickens Are Laying Less.... Are You Provididing Any Heat For Your Grown Chickens And If So What Do You Use?
     
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    It's not the cold that's slowing the egg production is the amount of light their getting per day! If your chickens are old enough to lay they definetly don't need heat, especially not in Ga.
     
  3. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    No heat. It has been -20*C at night. The chickens are all tucked away in their home, draft free and cuddle off the ground. It is much warmer in their coop, as it is insulated. I have one lightbulb to provide light, but not really much heat. The wtaer freezes, but I give them fresh a few times a day.

    I figure if I provide heat, they will adapt to rely on heat and will not able to survive without.
     

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