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Heat Lamp On 24/7 in Winter

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Kevin D., Oct 7, 2012.

  1. Kevin D.

    Kevin D. Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm in Canada, and our winters get very cold, and I was wondering if putting the heat lamp on the quails 24/7 would be harmful to them. I don't really have another means of heating them, and I'm not just doing it so they lay, it's just to keep them alive! Keep in mind when can get -20*C over here.
     
  2. mmktdox

    mmktdox Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm just south of Ottawa and I keep the heat lamp going in the coop on the colder days and nights in the coop for my hens. If it gets above -10 celsuis then I turn it off but I otherwise it's on most of the time. And I do it to keep them comfortable. I'm sure they could survive the cold temperatures but I feel bad. It's not about egg production, it's about caring for my pets.

    My mother is from the east coast and last winter we were discussing whether to heat or not to heat the coop and she said her mother kept her hens in the coop all winter and there was no heat or insulation for them. Then she thought for another minute and said, come to think of it, I don't think our house had any insulation either! [​IMG]
     
  3. Kevin D.

    Kevin D. Out Of The Brooder

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    Are you talking about chickens or quail?
     
  4. omilona

    omilona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use an Eco-Heater 24" square wall panel. It draws very little electricity and it's not a fire hazard.
     
  5. boobo0

    boobo0 New Egg

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    Just curious what temp you keep the coop at?
     

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