Sweeter Heater...where to put it?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by smalltownchicks, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. smalltownchicks

    smalltownchicks Seven Silly Hens

    Jul 7, 2011
    Since the girls roost at night would I hang it above the roost? It has a side mount for a wall too but I never see them huddled by a wall. Just checking to see if anybody might have an idea on this.
  2. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2011
    Quote:they dont need heat
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    How large is the coop and is it insulated?

    If you placed it on the wall, will it raise the temp. of the coop at all? In my uninsulated metal shed, there would be almost no difference in temperature with a sweeter heater on the wall when it gets down to 10 degrees, as it is little more than a windbreak.

    But if your coop is insulated, then you might choose the wall so they don't get too warm. If not insulated, then over the roost I suppose.


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