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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Rissa, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Rissa

    Rissa Hatching

    May 9, 2011
    I have my 11 Red-Rock 41/2 month old pullets in a wooden building that is covered with tar-paper. It is about 8x10. It can go to -20 here in Maine and I want to put an infrared light over their roost for warmth. What size should I get? The roof is low. Also is it okay to leave a regular bulb on all night?

  2. dkosh

    dkosh Songster

    Jul 6, 2010
    Eastern MA
    I use heat lamps that have a protective lid over the bulb to keep the chickens from getting burned if they get too close. I get them from the feed store. I also use a red heat bulb from Home Depot. White lights can make it difficult for the girls to sleep and they can start to pick at each other. I have two coops one is a shed type with one heat lamp and the other is an old trailer body that I converted and I have 2 in there. All of the lamps I hang from the ceiling and have them about waist high from the ground.
  3. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Songster

    Aug 6, 2011
    Pacific North West
    250 watt red heat lamps and the frames I use has a complete basket around them to prevent getting burned if to close.

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