Ditto All Dat!!^^I'm more interested in knowing what your coop ventilation is like. Where is it and how much?
How much space for these 9 birds?
Do you keep your water in the run?
How to you deal with their nightly poop load?
You won't be doing them any favors with the heat lamp. Chickens bodies adapt to the cold. If you provide heat inside then they wont ever adapt and if for some reason the light goes out in the middle of the night it can do more harm than good. I know we think they're cold but they have a full down coat on. I promise they will be fine.Sorry guys, I may be a little more over concerned than I need to be.
the coop and run are dry. I am in CT.
yes they are all fully feathered. Maybe I just feel bad I don’t know. I guess I will eliminate the heat lamp all together. I do know last night when I got home 7 of them were all cuddled together without the heat lamp inside the coop. And the other 2 were on their own because they’re sassy and independent.
The water is kept in their run as well and the food. That’s how it’s been since day one.