1. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Well I quit on building the coop till spring. to cold for me. If I built the coop big enough to have a pace heater in there think it would work or start a fire? Its going to be 3 feet from everything and shielded with chicken wire. I am going to have it up high where they cant touch it. The coop is about 8 feet high and 8 feet wide
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    space heaters are very bad news IMO. my coop is bigger than that by a little and its 50 with one brooder lamp in it with a red heat bulb.
     
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    ok what if I where to make it into a mini house? What I mean by that is put insulation inside and put a wall up. How will that work?
     
  4. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Quote:We have insulation and a wall up too. Space heaters are always dangerous. Just try it with a lamp hanging safely up on the ceiling and see what you get. We use one for our dogs too. When they get cold they get under it.
     
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I will try it and se if it works. Right now they are indoor chickens till spring. Then I am kicking them out lol.
     
  6. twincreekfarm

    twincreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Thanks twincreek. I wil try to find one of those on ebay. If not I will sign up for a samsclub card and buy one:)
     
  8. twincreekfarm

    twincreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I asked my mom for one for Christmas! It could also help if anyone has baby chicks due to the heat it gives off. I'd use it mostly during the REALLY cold days. Right now a 225 Watt brood lamp is ok, but we've had mostly 20's so far as the low. And my girls are even laying in all that coldness!

    It also has the ability that if they get too hot they can move from under the lamp to cool off and not just make it hot all the time. No need for sweaty chickens in January!!!

    Tina
     
  9. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Yeah. My room is 82F so that should be good with a 100W heat lamp I had for my boa.
     
  10. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Quote:WOW...that looks really good. Plus you can mount it up where nothing can get to it or knocked up against it.
     

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