HEAT LAMP

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by the3ofus+oursixchicks, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. the3ofus+oursixchicks

    the3ofus+oursixchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2011
    alabama
    Ok, I have heard some good and bad about heat lamps. I just want to see who all uses them and when please. I read we are doing a disservice to our chickens if we use them. what do yall think? by the way I live in Alabama. Just want to get some input.
     
  2. FrozenWings

    FrozenWings Out Of The Brooder

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    No heat, just a place that is out of the elements and is well ventilated and dry. Your birds will be fine. I have had multiple days below zero degrees Fahrenheit and my hens had no issue. Moisture and cold are bird killers. Heat in a chicken coop is very dangerous and can actually promote a situation for frost bite.

    -Frozen Wings
     
  3. jeds chickens

    jeds chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have used a red heat lamp in the coop ever since they were chicks. I haven't had any problems but insulation is more important than heat to keep them warm, but I also use it to get the chickens to come inside.
     

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