What's a good heater?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by joebryant, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Any ideas/names of a good, small heater for the coop that will come on when the temperature goes below 33 degrees and off when it's 33 or above? I don't want to use a heat lamp.
  2. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
    Take a look at the radiant heaters at A1SOLUTIONS.COM. I use a plug in thermostat from FARMTEK, others here are using the thermocube to turn it on and off.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2009
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've never used a heater in the coop and we get very cold here. Why do you want to heat their coop?
  4. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    I'll sell you my 20 lb cat Joseph. He's a heating machine. And afraid of chickens.
  5. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    Hey Joe,

    We found an adapter that plugs into the outlet and the adapter itself is thermostatically controlled. Then you can plug whatever you want into it. Heat lamp, heated water bowl, whatever. Works like a charm. Found it at Lowes.
  6. beak

    beak On vacation

    Dec 12, 2008
    Kiowa, Colorado
    I've read that you shouldn't heat their coop. Just make sure the roosting bars are wide enough they can roost in a sitting position so their feathers cover their feet. They're wearing some pretty heavy jackets already.
  7. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Quote:I agree with you 100%, especially that Joe has an Awsome coop already, and I am sure his coop is well insulated and draft free.

  8. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Oh, shoot, I can't stop laughing.
  9. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I just feel so darn guilty feeling all warm and cozy while knowing they're out there in weather that might get down to zero this week.

    Really, I said that I wouldn't, but...
  10. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Thanks, but those seem awfully expensive, especially since I have two coops to buy for. NICE though!

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