Nervous about coop no longer!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by yawningreyhound, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. The outside temp is 27F, the coop temp with the sensor on the roosting/nesting box where I left 3 of the 5 birds moved there tonight is....ta da......THIRTY FOUR DEGREES.

    I;ve had a 60W incandescent out there since we've had the electric hooked up and that's about what that bulb generated; it was higher at lower temps, lower at higher temps. We did that just to see what 60W added.

    Amazing how many BTUs they generate (CTUs: Chicken Thermal Units).

    Tucked in for the 8-16" storm moving over northern Colorado.

  2. MoonShadows

    MoonShadows The Jam Man

    Jan 23, 2013
    Pocono Mtns
    My Coop
    Don't fret the cold weather. My chickens are out in the run and the coop in sub zero temps, and I don't give them any heat. I do, like Hokum, feed them extra corn (cracked corn) in the winter. It raises their metabolisms.
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