How Cold Is Your Coop?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by billyb, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. billyb

    billyb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well it's 19 degrees here, and we have gotten 8 inches of snow in less then 2 days. How cold is it where you live? And how are you keeping your water from not freezing? Those are the icicles that formed over night, on my coop!

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  2. JacobMaxwell

    JacobMaxwell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in Ontario, Canada and it is about -12 C (10 F). I keep my water from freezing with a 175W heat lamp right over the waterer. At night The lamp turns off so I bring the waterer inside. I have to wake up every morning at 6:30 AM to put the water back in.
     
  3. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi!!
    We have had temps down to -20 on and off the past few weeks...scary! I have a metal double sided water heater that sits on a heated base. Other than that, I put up a heat lamp that I zip tied to the rafters for safety. I can NOT wait for the weather to warm up/
     
  4. JacobMaxwell

    JacobMaxwell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Although winter is nice, I'm getting a little tired of it too. A couple weeks ago it got down to -26 C and even with the heat lamp on I had to clear the waterer of ice often.
     
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  5. dragonlair

    dragonlair Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had several nights (and days!) of -40 weather. I feed them extra and added chunks of fat/meat to their feed along with fibrous feeds (semi-moist bagged alfalfa left over from the goats) when the weather gets down below 20 degrees.

    For water, they get fresh water twice a day, they know to fill up while it's fluid.
     
  6. JacobMaxwell

    JacobMaxwell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    -40?[​IMG]
     
  7. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jacob: It was -20 farenheit here, which is -29 C
     
  8. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    We have two large hen houses with 2500 hens in each. They are heated to 60 F during the winter. The bit of propane that I burn is cheaper than the feed that they would eat otherwise.
     

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