Hot water in gallon containers to give off heat?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Carrie Lynn, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Songster

    Aug 30, 2010
    S.E. Michigan
    Would that act as a small heat supply in a 4x4x4' insulated coop?
    Anyone ever try this?

  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Sure, it would keep them warm for several hours in the evening probably- but by morning I would think it would be gone (the heat). You could wrap it in towels to prolong the heat- but then the hens wouldn't receive as much heat.

    You might do several water bottles. It would sure be safer than a light bulb. I might go this route during power outages. I was just thinking of this today as an option!

    Oh- and I wouldn't rely on this method for small chicks unless it was a power outage.

    Also- make sure that you don't start heating them and then stop, because they will suffer. They need to get their winter down- to be prepared for the temperatures they will face.
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2010

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