Help needed to heat chicken coop!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by meredithrocks2006, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. meredithrocks2006

    meredithrocks2006 Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone have any tips on how to safely and efficiently heat a chicken coop? One of our hens decided to go broody, and her chicks decided to hatch right before the coldest 4 of winter. The next few days are supposed to be in the negatives. We are afraid of putting a heat lamp in the coop, because last time we did we woke up to the coop on fire and having to call the fire department to put it out.

    How do you guys heat your coops in winter? Have you figured out how to safely rig up a heat lamp? Any tips or ideas at all would be more than appreciated!!
    Thank you!
     
  2. Caat

    Caat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I have a heatlamp in my coop. we screwed a loop into the rafters, attached a carabeener-like clip to the heat lamp and hung the lamp from the loop. The other heatlamp has 2 clamps that you squeeze to open. We attached it too to the rafters, but for this one, we screwed a screw on each side so that it wouldn't slide and fall. I'll post pics tomorrow. Both options are very sturdy for us and have had no issues.
     

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