Heat for the winter???

Discussion in 'Quail' started by JoeQ, Nov 11, 2018.

  1. JoeQ

    JoeQ Chirping

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    Does anyone add heat of any kind during the winter months, I'm in the northeast and our winters get ugly, I plan on covering the coop with the exception of the doors so they get fresh air, they have a box that is connected to the coop that they go in and was wondering if a ceramic heater or some other source was necessary, if not necessary perhaps it would make them more comfortable. any insight would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!!!!
     
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  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have a friend who lives in Alaska. Her coop is insulated but not heated. She does have mostly Rose Comb birds.
     
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  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    I wouldn't add heat. Just keep them dry and drafts off of them, they should be fine. You could put extra hay/straw in their pen/cage for them to bury up in if they choose.
     
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  5. WILIFORD

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    I have never actually done this, but my grandfather was a farmer in Oklahoma. He would feed cayenne pepper to the turkeys and chickens in the winter to keep them from freezing. I can say I use to take cayenne pepper in the winter when I had a job where I was exposed to the weather and It did keep me a lot warmer.
     
  6. MissChick@dee

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    I add heat a 100 watt reptile bulb. It can swing 50 degrees from day to night. Tonight it’s going to be 15 degrees.
     
  7. cmom

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    My brother lives in northern Michigan and when it gets in the teens and lower they have a heat lamp they hang where it's not close to anything that can catch fire and their birds do hang out under it at night.
     
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  8. MissChick@dee

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    I don’t know if cayenne keeps them warmer or not. I do know it will make their yolks a deeper color of orange. ;)
     

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