Should I turn on heat lamp?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hansen4211, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. Hansen4211

    Hansen4211 Chirping

    It's 40 degrees, I live in South Carolina, and I have Wyandottes. Should I turn my heat lamp on now?

  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    The breed was bred in upstate New York, intentionally to be hardy in zero weather long before Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. In short? No way. Save your electric bill. If they weren't hardy back then, you'd not even have Wyandotte's today, they'd all be extinct. [​IMG]
  3. Hansen4211

    Hansen4211 Chirping

    Thank you very much for your fast reply. I am new so still a chicken idiot. But I'm learning.
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member


    We all are still learning, that's a huge part of the joys of chicken keeping.

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