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Heat source other than light

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Catfish267, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Catfish267

    Catfish267 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2012
    I Don't Remember
    I was wondering if there was anything out there that would keep the chickens warm other than insulating the coop and using a light. It has to be pretty cheap and the coop is pretty far away from a power source.
  2. kellysmall87

    kellysmall87 Chillin' With My Peeps

    In olden days they used to heat up rocks and wrap them in material and stick them at the bottom of the bed. Maybe try that? That would heat a coop for a few hours.
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    Why do your chickens need heat? Mine live in an uninsulated coop with no power whatsoever, and are just fine. Feed them a little extra scratch in the evenings if you're worried they're cold. Chickens tolerate the cold much better than heat..... :)
  4. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    Considering thickness of the down comforter that they wear, I doubt that they would get cold. If they have shelter from drafts, they should be fine.


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