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Most Important Rules in Coops and Lofts

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Hokum Coco, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing

    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada

    Hardly a year goes by without a "COOP FIRE". Electricity is a fact of life and as long as it is used in a responsible and safe manner a lot of coop fires can be prevented.

    Whether chicken or birds need supplement heat or not becomes irrelevant.
    Some bird owners will continue to provide it.

    If we could get manufactures to provide a "SAFETY CHAIN" in addition to the hanging bracket or at least a warning of the need of one on brooder and heat lamps it would go a long way in preventing "SOME" coop fires. Coop fires are also started with incandescent bulbs as well that were in need of a "SAFETY CHAIN".

    Another safe guard would be to have people use "GROUND FAULT" outlets (are code now in all bathrooms) when running extension cords to their coop or out buildings. The inconvenience of loosing power to your out building is far better than what can happen. Chickens do attract rodents which can initiate fires through extension cords.


    SMART Chicken owners can ill afford "NOT" Employing both of these safe guards when running electricity to a coop especially when using extension cords. Many times either of these two devices would have went along way in preventing most coop fires.
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2017

  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Great advice, Hokum Coco! Thanks for posting. You're correct. Lots of stories about coops and chickens going up in flames. Great reminder to be safe! :thumbsup
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  3. laughingdog

    laughingdog Songster

    Feb 16, 2011
    Newport Tennessee
    More good hokum Coco advice.
    I don't see point in heating if feeding n housing properly over cold months. Only problems had was made temp lot worse by not properly housing n feeding, then heating (when heat went out they couldn't cope dropping down to bones soon molting from sudden light n heat, then remoulting from cold n dark.).

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