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Offline Mtn. Bee

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Re: Heat for chickens
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2011, 01:42:05 PM »
I take care of my chickens with the "Tough Love" mentality!
"Toughen up or you are the families dinner!"  ;)   :shock:
No heat lamp for my birds, once they get used to it they become wimps and then you have to use it all the time. I do keep a reg. light bulb on during the winter months for the egg production, as we sell our eggs. They don't get heat from it though as a sparrow could fly threw the shed walls from all the cracks and openings (built around 1916).
I have been starting to keep my bees with the "Tough Love" mentality to and they have been wintering over a lot better than they used to (winter hardy).
I believe people cater to and coddle everything way too much nowadays and turn them into wimps!   :shock:
Next on the "Tough Love" list are the Kids!!!!! Can't wait!    :evil: :evil:
and maybe the wife????
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Offline Acebird

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Re: Heat for chickens
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2011, 05:01:22 PM »
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and maybe the wife?

Careful she doesn't get the idea first and put you out in the garage.
Never thought I would do it!