Thoughts on the Flat panel heaters for the coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by XSCHICKS, Nov 17, 2014.

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    Does any one have suggestions, or experience on the flat panel wall heaters? Looking to get one just so the water cooler & nipples don't freeze. Looking at a cozy legs one on amazon either 150 watt or 400 watt. Not sure the 150Watt would be enough? My coop is about 8X6 with high ceilings its a shed.

    Found what I think is the same product on amazon compare to the one I found on shop the coop, any suggestions would be helpful :)


    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00865JSEU...UTF8&colid=26RN6RVOGB3V&coliid=I2I2JZUBZQE2TG


    http://www.amazon.com/Cozy-Heater-4...16253598&sr=1-1&keywords=cozy+heater+400+watt

    http://www.shopthecoop.com/product/flat-panel-coop-heaters-for-pets.html
     
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    Does it get so cold there you have to heat your chicken coop? Are they fancy chickens? In all my years of owning chickens, in two different winter climates, I have never had to heat my chicken coop.

    Temperatures get down below 0 for weeks at a time, and never did we heat the coop, all the chickens survived and continued to lay eggs. The waterers did require a heat coil, but that is to be expected.

    It seems to me, as long as your birds have a place to escape the wind, rain, and other elements, they will be fine on their own.

    Their are many cold hearty varieties as well if you require a more sturdy bird.
     
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    They are all cold Hearty breeds I think? This is my first year with the ladies, I have 10 3-Light Brahmas, 3 Easter Eggers, 3 Barred Rocks, and 1 Golden Comet I was told. They are about 13 weeks old it is pretty cold already about 20 degrees or slightly lower and I had already decided that I was NOT going to necessarily "Heat" the Coop as they are doing well already and I compare it to blanketing horses or not blanketing for the winter.

    I think with all the research I have done it is healthier and safer to not Heat the coop but I hit the wall this week when there water supply "an igloo lg cooler w/ the bright tap attachment" froze!! I felt so bad saturday morning I went to let them out and checked and they where looking at me like hey lady!! what the heck!!! They all went around the nice warm regular plastic gallon waterer I put out for them going on and on like I was cruela davil!!

    so now I am faced with the decision to invest in a heated waterer without nipples or try the flat panel heater to keep it warm enough that the bright tap one I already have does not freeze. My Niebor's have one for there coop and it does a great job just keeping it above freezing but I'm torn??

    New Hampshire winters are a funny thing like all around New England It can be freezing cold for weeks or have a 50 degree day in the middle of the winter so I guess we just hang in there and see what comes LOL!
     

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