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Friday, November 7, 2014

Caution - Using Heat Lamps In The Coop

I hate the thought of a heat lamp in a dry coop. There's just way to much risk of fire.

Also if you get a bad winter storm and the power gets knocked out for a couple days your chickens may freeze. 

A cheap way to help your chickens out in the winter is to use a large heavy plastic tote with a lid. Cut a hole large enough for your chickens and they will use it on the coldest nights and stay nice and warm. 

This method has been used in Canada for years. No heat lamps were needed, and there was not any frost bite either.

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