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Post by phillipm1969 on Sat Sep 08, 2007 11:13 pm

i have just started building my 1st avery today Very Happy which it will have a 5ftx4ftx4ft coop in it for shelter and for night times but with the winter on its way whats the best way to heat it :?: is a heat lamp the way to go or should i use saoe thing else :!:

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Post by Ironsun on Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:40 am

Hi Phillip,

As long as the shelter is waterproof and is out of the wind,I don't see the need of heating really.

More important is lighting,in the dead of winter, there are only about 8 hours of daylight. I often wondered if the small Cpq's were getting enough food to last them through the long winter night.

I move mine into a large shed, it has no heating, but has lights.Derek.
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Post by phillipm1969 on Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:15 am

thanks for that lighting will be alot cheaper than heating cheers derek

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Post by Suz on Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:36 pm

I haven't heating in my parrot aviary, I was told that they don't need heat unless the water freezes. So I'm hoping same goes for quail

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