1. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone use the thermo cube to control a heater in their coop? This is my first winter with the ladies and I've been reading mixed reviews. Thanks.
     
  2. RobinZ

    RobinZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you get one, I'd suggest the one with the lower temp range. I bought one w 35-45 off/on temp. Ran the heat lamp constantly, it was way too warm in the coop. JMHO.
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:Where can you get the lower temp range ones? I'd be interested in one too. I haven't seen them for sale, whereas I have seen the 35-45 ones.
     
  4. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I seen them on amazone.com not sure of the temp on them though
     
  5. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    was it just not accurate? that was the model i was thinking of getting.
     
  6. TCollier

    TCollier Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:The 35/45 is for an electric dog water bowl, not a heat lamp.
     
  8. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The 35/45 is for an electric dog water bowl, not a heat lamp.

    Why? What would you recommend for a heat lamp?[​IMG]
     
  9. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last year I hung a red heat lamp in my coop above the hanging water bucket when the temps were freezing the water.

    Being in the Pacific NW, I only needed it/used it for a week.
     
  10. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    I use the 35/45 one on a kerosene bullet heater in my lean-to (it does have walls that I take off in the summer), to keep the water cups thawed for my banty's works great. the temps get below 0 plus it has great ventilation. please don't use heat lamps in you coop for heat, i know of to many burned down coops from them. one person I know lost 2 coops (all that was in there too) and almost there house, the only reason the house was saved a passsing police officer saw the fire and saved the house.
     
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