Heated Roosting Pole

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bugdude, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. Bugdude

    Bugdude Out Of The Brooder

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    So im wondering if anyone has ever experimented with heated roosting pole?

    Its starting to get a bit colder and aside from placing a heat light in the coop I was thinking maybe I could heat a roosting pole or something.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have gotten really cold here in IL. like 2-4 degrees in the mornings with a -13 windchill. No heated pole for us. I use 2x4 for roosts. The chickens just ruffle themselves up and sit on their feet. I figure if I spoil them they will never go out of the coop.
     
  3. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    yeah... best they stay a little tough and they stick to their instinctive behaviour. If power goes out on a really cold night, they need to be able to hunker down. Turn them into total sissies and they'll really suffer when the chips are down. Really they usually manage very well with minimal help.
     
  4. @migocontodos~

    @migocontodos~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    We tend to forget that in all their beauty..chickens are pretty durable animals. They've been around a loooooong time and most of that time was without the "comforts of home" they have now!
     

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