Heating the coop when winter comes

ashleyr

Chirping
6 Years
Jul 2, 2014
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Hi guys, I was thinking about buying a 150 watt flat panel heater for my 8x8 insulated coop, I live in mid Vermont and it can get well below zero a lot of nights. Do you think that'll be okay?
 

Ol Grey Mare

One egg shy of a full carton. .....
7 Years
Mar 9, 2014
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Oregon
My Coop
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Heating the coop is likely unnecessary - even with the expected overnight lows for your location. What breed(s) do you intend to keep? There are few breeds who require supplemental heat for such conditions.
 

iwiw60

Crowing
5 Years
Jan 27, 2014
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Central Oregon
Hi guys, I was thinking about buying a 150 watt flat panel heater for my 8x8 insulated coop, I live in mid Vermont and it can get well below zero a lot of nights. Do you think that'll be okay?
Even if your temps get down to -20 you don't need to supplement heat. We humans think "oh gee, I'm cold, the chickens must be cold" .. but that's not true. As the other poster asked, what breeds do you have...hardy breeds? I invite you to go to this new thread here at BYC:

PREPARING YOUR COOP & FLOCK FOR WINTER
https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/920320/preparing-your-flock-coop-for-winter

Lots of posts, lots of good advice, much of which is on your very question...good luck to you!!
 

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