Heat Lamps Properly Secured !! Pictures

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by RoosterML, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. 32°F and under

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  2. 20°F and under

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  3. 10°F and under

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  4. Extremes only 0°f and under

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  5. All winter long

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  1. RoosterML

    RoosterML Songster

    People always ask about heat lamps the do's and the don'ts. I have not seen many pictures on how people secure their heat lamps. Here is the way I use my heat lamp and feel it to be a very secure setup. For starters never use the clamp as your sole/primary means of holding the lamp in place. One of the most secure spots of this particular heat lamp is the front cage so why not use that to your advantage(don't buy the cheap 4 wire cages). I also believe in having two securing anchor points minimum. Notice my setup is not in with the chickens but on the outside pointing in. This may not work for everyone but it will give you an idea of what can be done. This is not a thread for people to comment on not needing heat lamps!!! Rather it is a thread to help others greatly reduce the risk of hazards by sharing your ideas and pictures of a properly secured heat lamp. I do not use a heat lamp to try and heat the coop. On a cold day like tomorrow which will be 0° I offer the heat lamp as a spot for them to go in front of and warm up!! I hope you enjoy!!

    Front cage two anchor points:
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    Two anchors to the wire door:
    Two anchors to the ceiling joist:
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    Ceiling anchors in two different spots.
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  2. WindingRoad

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    You forgot the choice of NEVER. KWIM
     
  3. RoosterML

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    I think you forgot this part.
    "This is not a thread for people to comment on not needing heat lamps!!!"
     
  4. WindingRoad

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    I didn't.
     
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  5. WindingRoad

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    You asked when it gets turned on. Never is an option. Doesn't mean don't use it. Some people might want to turn it on under 40F. Maybe it never gets as cold as your options.
     
  6. RoosterML

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    In this thread it is not an option. You are welcome do create your own. It's fact people will buy and use heat lamps. So why not for those that do provide some information on what is a safer way. Enjoy the weather.
     
  7. WindingRoad

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    I see that. That's why I brought it up.

    It's also a fact that heat lamps burn down chicken houses.

    That lamp is awfully close to the wooden entrance door.
     
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  8. Redhead Rae

    Redhead Rae Chickens, chickens everywhere!

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    Just a note. I would put a non-flammable (or less flammable) tray under the light when you have it on. If the bulb breaks, it will contain the glass as well as keep the hot glass away from more flammable wood chips or flooring.
     
  9. woogiedaddy

    woogiedaddy In the Brooder

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    Those really do look like they are secure for sure. Thanks for posting that. The week of the big snow storm in December my neighbor had a small issue with hers. One of them fell into the pine shavings and almost burnt the coop up. There are just so many things to think of when setting up for chickens
     
  10. HenOnAJuneBug

    HenOnAJuneBug Crowing

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    The way you have the shield in front of the lamp secured with chains is not good. All that does is destabilize the shield.
     
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