toaster oven heater?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mendozer, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. mendozer

    mendozer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Before you scowl, listen up.

    I'm tossing out an old toaster oven because it sucks and I got a new one. Then it hit me, could this be a coop heater?
    *It's NSF approved for safety
    *the only thing that gets remotely hot is the glass door
    *it has a 100 degree Bake setting that be turned on with a 24 hour timer
    *it's small and offers radiant heat

    anyone think this would work or use one themselves?

    I went with the light bulb cookie tin heater this year. I don't believe in providing real heating to my girls because I'm in Seattle and the entire coop is draft free so heating's not an issue.

    I'm just curious if this could be used
     
  2. yellowirenut

    yellowirenut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you are asking for a fire. those are designed to work in a clear envenomed like a count top. Coops have dust and other things that may/will catch fire as they collect on the heating element. Also WAY to much heat for you location.
     
  3. mendozer

    mendozer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, my coop has no shavings. i use a slatted wooden floor. also, this would be on a shelf (if i used it ever) and the door would be secured shut. Basically nothing would ever get into the "oven" part of it.

    as for the heat, i would only do it for an hour every morning or so
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    If it's not well below freezing, you don't really a "coop" heater, and a toaster oven just won't be safe.

    Stick with the light bulb
     
  5. mendozer

    mendozer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah i don't use a real heater anyways. just thought i could think of something for it before it becomes trash. oh well
     
  6. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe you can donate it to the salvation army or something similar.
     
  7. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take the heating element out of it and use that to make yourself an incubator
     
  8. mendozer

    mendozer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dont want to mess with thing i have no clue on operating or dismantling. plus i used the red lamp thing when they were chicks. i don't plan on incubating any more though. I'm small production, only 4 hens
     
  9. blueferral

    blueferral Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been to a few house fires where the occupants were using the stove for heating. I can't say I have been to a coop fire from a toaster oven. There is always a first time. I don't think you want to be that guy.
     

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