Chicken Coop / June 10, 2018 / Maryellen.
When you are consider purchasing what type of heater that you will use, then you have to consider these things carefully so that you are able to decide the best option for you and your chickens as well. The size of area that will be heated can be your main consideration to help you whether you want to use commercial heater or residential heater.
Before you purchasing a chicken coop heater, you have to consider the type of bedding that you use and the type of heat which is safest for your chicken, how much you can afford and how much that you need. So, there are several things that you should know first. Heating your chicken coop might be essential if temperature in your area drop to 40F digress consistently. At this temperature, your chickens can endure the frostbite or even death if they were exposed for extended period at the time of extreme cold under 32F and chicken usually produce less egg when they are feeling too cold.
Choose type of heat. You are able to decide what type of heat that you will use, such as propane, gas, electric, and so on. You should know that propane and gas can produce harm fumes or even could be deadly for your chickens. You should check pros and cons of many types of heater before you choose the best one.
Consider type of bedding that you use. The type of bedding that you use now can impress the type of heater that you choice. When you consider getting a heater for hen house, then you can use Pdz and sand bedding unless you have a hanging heater in the ceiling or being cadge in specific area. So, you have to secure your heater with wire to ensure your heater does not fall easily.