Heating the coop when winter comes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ashleyr, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. ashleyr

    ashleyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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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?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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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.
     
  3. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    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!!
     
  4. ashleyr

    ashleyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of my girls are cold hardy, and thanks for your input
     

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