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  1. Lifetime chicken lover

    Lifetime chicken lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone!
    I just finished building my winter coop in my garage- it's a 5x5x9 shipping crate (placed on its side-so the floor space is 5x9). I thought of everything except light and heat. I have one heat lamp with a regular heat bulb, but I don't think I can keep that on all night due to the light factor, right? So how can I keep my 8 chickens warm at night? any suggestions? I can't have anything too big, as my chickens don't have too much room as it is.
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    You could try those red bulbs for your heat lamp....they do put off less light. Truthfully, you should be OK without heat. As long as the girls have some nice lean straw to snuggle up to. There are also flat heat panels that you can use. I think they're expensive though.
     
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    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Lifetime chicken lover

    Lifetime chicken lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one blue silky roo that may need the extra heat. I heard that they can freeze with temps under 40 degrees.
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:It's much warmer here and I've never had a silkie, so who am I to say? Never the less, I would think he would stay warm by cuddling up with others. I would not want the threat of a heat lamp in my garage. But then we had a house fire earlier this year, wiped out the house, due (they think) to faulty wiring. The house was about 1.5 years old. You just never know.
     

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