My poor chickens are so cold!
January 3, 2014 8:20 PM Subscribe
How can I provide heat to my chicken coop, without an electricity source?
posted by silverstatue to Pets & Animals (27 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Ok this one is really a long shot. My parents have chickens that live in a little chicken coop on our property. They're amazing and we love them! However, I'm really worried about them in this crazy cold spell that NY is having lately.I need to come up with some way to provide heat to the coop BUT I can't get a power cord out there. They're too far from the house AND they're on the other side of the driveway, so running an extension cord out there is not possible.
Is there like... a battery powered heat lamp that I could mount in the coop? Something that runs on rechargable batteries so we could charge them during the day and turn it on at night? I don't know.
Here's the catch. I am very, very unhandy when it comes to stuff like this, and my dad is currently out of commission recovering from a serious injury. So it's on me to figure this out. Help! My chickens are freezing!
If this is impossible, but you have suggestions as far as insulating the coop or other ideas, lets hear them!