Heating Pads in nesting boxes?

black_cat

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Seems like a waste of money to me. They only go in there to lay. It also might encourage them to sleep in the boxes, which isn't what you want.
 

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Ok, I'm planning to build my own coop, but I'm wondering if I should put heating pads in the nesting boxes so the chickens stay warm in the winter. Is that a good idea or not?
The chickens should not be sleeping in the nest boxes.
If you live in a region where day time temps stay below freezing and you work away from home, heating the nest boxes is a good idea to keep eggs from freezing. But don't heat with heating pads. Use seedling heating mats.
 

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