Popcorn tin heater.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by turbo13, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. turbo13

    turbo13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    COEUR D'ALENE IDAHO
    HI. Read in here somewhere about useing a popcorn tin for heater.Just wondering,could one use a heat emitter instead of a light bulb.Also would the heat build up inside the tin be too much for the emitter.Or a light bulb. This heater is for the coop.as opposed to heating water.
     
  2. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    I use a light bulb mounted on a board and covered with a large terra cotta pot to keep my little chicks warm. I only use it for the first two or three weeks of their life though because it never really gets real cold here.

    I have it set up on an appliance timer just in case I am not at home in time to turn it on for the night. Very rarely do I have to use it during the day light hours.

    Rufus
     

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