|Heat lamp fire in chicken coop.|
I had been wanting to update my baby area but it was working for me so I didn't really see a need. This is a good reason to make some improvements. The first one is going to be lining the area with concrete board. No more fire hazards after that, and I will be screwing my heat lamp in place so it cannot be knocked down. Funny thing is I unscrewed it two years ago, I used to have it permanently mounted on the wall so it could not fall. I guess I should have left it that way. I will also use some hardware cloth on inside so the little birds cannot get in and eat any of the food.
Amazingly, no chickens were killed in the fire or from smoke inhalation. They have started laying better! I am getting way more eggs than I was prefire.