Promoting Cold Weather Use of Dust Bathing Area By Shining a Heat Lamp on It

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by centrarchid, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    My penned birds dust bath very little on cold days during winter. I placed a heat lamp so as to heat the dust bathing pan resulting in a major increase in its use.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Unfortunately it freezes quite hard here, but that's a great idea for a bit warmer area.
     
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    You are not much cooler than here. I am familiar with WI climate.
     

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