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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by wendymcc, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. wendymcc

    wendymcc New Egg

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    Is it safe to heat your coop with hot bricks in extremely cold weather
     
  2. beb444

    beb444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hot bricks could burn their feet
     
  3. ECBW

    ECBW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you make the bricks hot?
     
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  4. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Nest boxes
    In my nest boxes I fold a feed bag to fit (nest boxes are 1 ft³). When a bag gets soiled; fold a new one; pop out the soiled; pop in the new. Feed bags are a nylon mesh bag.
    Frozen poop just peels off in below freezing temperatures and just flakes off in summer when left out in the sun to bake and dry.

    I have 65 trips around the sun it is the best method I have stumbled upon.

    Make sure the twine is removed from the open end of the bag it can get tangled around your birds.

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