Yes! Looks like I'll have chicks all winter!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Riocotesei, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. Riocotesei

    Riocotesei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am a huge and sucsessful garage sailor (thanks to mom) and I just got some extra money this past week, so even better! We live out, so garage sale are far and in between unfortunetly. We tend to skip them cause the signs say 10mi to go! lol! Today we found one that was very close, and not out of the way. Guess what I found there?
    A heater! Yes!

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    Its funny cauce I passed one up a few months ago, and was mad I didn't get it. I found this for $15. I got it for $10 though cause it was a nice older guy.
    So, this all means I have a heater for the brooder area in the barn. I was going to stop cause I didn't want to have 5 different heat lamps going all the time, like I do now during the whole cold season (can't call it winter in Texas lol).
    In addition to this, I'm going to build 4 different brooding areas in a 10x10 wash area (cause its cement) and I'll be in business. [​IMG] I'm so excited. Isn't it crazy how the simple things can make one so happy?

    All I need is a sportsman and I'm set! [​IMG]
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Congrats! Our chickens have a radiator. And a fan, and a porch light. Can you say spoiled??
     
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Our coops have a wood fired heating system. Love it in the cold weather. No frozen waterers.
     
  4. DaKid

    DaKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GOOD FINE

    my coop only has a few lights for heat on them cold nights
     
  5. Riocotesei

    Riocotesei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's all mine have for now, one lonely heat lamp in the corner.
    Someday I plan on having separate breeding pens and runs, and they'll have air conditioning and of course heating. [​IMG] I probably wont be able to do it till summer or late spring though. I love my chickens and I want them to love me, so I don't mind. [​IMG]
    Lucky we hardly have to worry about frozen water tubs here, It gets cold like that about Feb. I think it's going to be a colder winter than usual though, so we'll see. It only snows...maybe once a year and it's only about 3 in max. sometimes just a wintery mix. People here do not know how to drive in it..it's soo funny!
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2008
  6. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    We didn't have to install a thing. Pretty sure the previous owner/builder set the barns up for growing recreational greens. Full basement in the barns, 220 power, running water, metal halide lights, etc....
     
  7. Riocotesei

    Riocotesei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooh thats nice! Did he know what was going to be in there when you moved in?[​IMG]
     
  8. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    He had chickens on the main level of the barn.
     

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