Springfield, MO free house

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kathyinmo, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

  2. fivecents

    fivecents Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I'm from the Springfield area too--Love your re-coop!
    This is my first year with chickens and I was wondering--Do you heat your coop during the winter??
     
  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:Thanks.

    No, I do not heat my coops in winter. Well, if I have babies I do .... after about 3 - 4 months of age I do not heat. The problem with winter, for me, is frozen water! I have to make heat plates to keep the water thawed. I have also heard you can hang a heat lamp over a waterer to keep it thawed and it does add some heat to the coop.
     

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