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Heating a coop

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by salecreek, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. salecreek

    salecreek New Egg

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    I have 8 hens that are 4-6 months old that I put up at night in a 4'x4'x4' enclosed coop. It has a vented roof ridge and a 5"x10" vent on one wall. I live in lower East Tennessee. At what temp should I worry about putting in a heat lamp? Thanks, new to chickens and loving it!
     
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello & welcome to our community!
    If you type in 'heating a coop' under advanced search you will arrive at the threads about the subject.
    The quick & dirty is that you really don't need a heat lamp for them! They have feathers which trap the warm air close to their body keeping them toasty warm. We have many members from Canada who never heat the coop. The only thing you need to ensure is access to fresh unfrozen water & feed and the girls will be just fine, Sue[​IMG]
     
  3. salecreek

    salecreek New Egg

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    Thanks for the reply and also for the tip on using the forum.
     

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