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Heat lamp temperature

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bubba42511, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. bubba42511

    bubba42511 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 barred rocks, 2 RIR, and a Black Australorp. They all are supposed to be cold hardy, but what temp should the heat lamp in the coop be turned on. We live in Ohio and its supposed to be in the single digits tonight we a wind chill in the negatives. Just not sure what cold hardy means.
     
  2. SunkenRoadFarms

    SunkenRoadFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cold hardy means they deal well with cold temps. All your breeds are,you should never heat assuming your flock is healthy and have protection from wind and wet. I've never heated, even with a not so cold hearty breed, and temps in the negative teens without issue. Ventilation and dry air is much more important.
     
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