Winter time

janis1127

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I know this is a liitle early because it is still hot in East Texas but was needing suggestions on how to keep my chickens warm in the winter. Will a heat lamp mounted in the chicken house keep them awake all night?
 

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They don't need a heat source. Don't give them heat at all, they don't need it :) And especially avoid heat lamps because they cause coop fires - I've seen a lot of people on here burn down their coops and barns with heat lamps.
 
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redsoxs

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Good question, janis1127. Not sure if you will need heat at all in Texas as long as you have a draft-free coop. I live in Kansas that, while not exactly Siberia, can get pretty nippy. My chickens survive just fine in an uninsulated and unheated coop. They are pretty tough. I worry far more about the heat. Good luck to you!
 
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janis1127

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Thank you for all the help. Yes I do have a very insulated coop. Actually it is a metal portable building that was brought in on skids. It has one window in it. Our winters vary here in Texas so sometimes they are very mild.
 

cukuriku

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enjoy the community, and much luck with your flock!
 

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