Use a Crock Pot to Keep Chickens Warm

Help young chicks stay warm with this inexpensive coop heater.
By Carol Hyzer
April/May 2012

To keep chickens warm, try using a crock pot to supply a small amount of heat.
PHOTO: FOTOLIA/LETICIA WILSON


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I have a special setup to keep my young chickens warm. I place a patio block inside the henhouse and top it with a small crock pot from the thrift store. I cover the pot and block with an old washtub.

The young birds perch right on top of the washtub, which is warmed by the crock pot. On warm days, I simply turn off the crock pot.

Carol Hyzer
Grayling, Michigan








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Adrienne Crombie
5/10/2012 10:56:53 AM
Sounds like a good way to provide a little comfort in the winter time, too.








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