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PostSubject: Loft heaters    Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:30 pm

Anyone used these .I bought 2 lastnight for 25 quid.I trying to see if there's a way to use them but if I can't I will sell them .it was a good bargain and if I don't use them I can still make myself a small profit kn them..they are 4ft long tubular things.any thoughts or views.thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Loft heaters    Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:36 pm

expensive to run ray , I have them here , used one for the pups last winter cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Loft heaters    Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:37 pm

I have had one in the stock loft ray they are good heaters they get to a certain temperature then cut out then back in again low cost as well
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PostSubject: Re: Loft heaters    Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:42 pm

I tried them they seemed expensive to run I had a 6ft and 2 x 3 foots I am looking into radiant heat bulbs 175 or 250 watt see how much they cost to run
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PostSubject: Re: Loft heaters    Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:58 pm

Thanks lads..I looked into them and I was told low costs to run but I cave heard that before..I will probably not use them myself anyway with being on an allotment but I will see what happens
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PostSubject: Re: Loft heaters    Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:01 pm

I have found that anything that uses electricity to heat is not cheap , but good luck I maybe wrong cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Loft heaters    Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:12 pm

I used to use them when I had the finches, so long as they're thermostatically controlled they're OK or they will run away with the electric
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PostSubject: Re: Loft heaters    Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:56 pm

I will probably sell them then
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PostSubject: Re: Loft heaters    Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:15 pm

how are you going to use electric heaters on an allotment ray... Question Question Question
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PostSubject: Re: Loft heaters    Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:32 pm

are these heaters like a white plastic piping...? if so there were some on ebay last week for sale...
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PostSubject: Re: Loft heaters    Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:40 pm

Yes they are but not on ebay though..Gumtree I got them off..still not got them yet as I got my mother in law to pick them up lol
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PostSubject: Re: Loft heaters    Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:19 pm

The one we had was like that first used it in the lads room when we first moved in here as their was no central heating in 20 yrs ago didn't use much electric as we only used it at night if it did we wouldn't have had it on
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PostSubject: Re: Loft heaters    Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:21 pm

Electric is very expensive here. Used to use heat lamps but cannot afford it nowadays. 40 watt bulb under the waterers (stock loft) only now. Still freeze occasionally. Still freeze sometimes at 30 below freezing.
Last few years just deep litter. Shavings. All has been well. Have had birds in open lofts covered in snow sitting young. Years ago. Pigeons are adaptable.
BUT..would love a heated loft for my benefit!
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PostSubject: Re: Loft heaters    Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:55 am

Has anyone used paraffin green house heaters,
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PostSubject: Re: Loft heaters    Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:06 am

chris perry wrote:
Has anyone used paraffin green house heaters,

Poisonous fumes Chris, don't do it
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PostSubject: Re: Loft heaters    Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:19 am

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chris perry wrote:
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Poisonous fumes Chris, don't do it

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PostSubject: Re: Loft heaters    Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:34 am

Yes definitely no good
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PostSubject: Re: Loft heaters    Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:07 pm

As hal says if you use plenty of deep litter they will be fine if you want to winter breed then just extend the daylight hours a
Couple of hours in stock loft but not race team as this will cause problems with moulting. If you are worried about eggs or small chicks getting cold . Wrap the nest bowl in 2 to 3 sheets of news paper for insulation give them plenty of straw so they can make there own nests the felts are a waste of time and cost money. Plus the straw will give them somthing to do .then leave well alone and let them get on with it they know what they are doing no heaters required hope this helps cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Loft heaters    Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:07 pm

Not saying I'm right but if you keep a dog outside in a kennel it will grow its fur to suit the winter so why not a pigeon growing it's feathers to suit surly it's better to be featherd well in cold head winds so for me a heater is a no go.
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PostSubject: Re: Loft heaters    Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:08 pm

Not saying I'm right but if you keep a dog outside in a kennel it will grow its fur to suit the winter so why not a pigeon growing it's feathers to suit surly it's better to be featherd well in cold head winds so for me a heater is a no go.
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PostSubject: Re: Loft heaters    Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:12 pm

yes ive done that in the past edgie, wrapped the nest bowls in news paper, I think it keeps the heat in and it also makes it easier to clean the bowl out.
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PostSubject: Re: Loft heaters    Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:37 pm

Like they say the cold kills everything. Really during the cold your birds should not get I'll we don't treat in the winter. .the summer is a different ball game we get all kinds of problems with heat. ..This might sound daft but I leave my bedroom. Windows open 24/7 and I am never ill or very rarely
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PostSubject: Re: Loft heaters    Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:23 pm

yes ray fresh air you cant beat it , and its free lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Loft heaters    Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:28 pm

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Not saying I'm right but if you keep a dog outside in a kennel it will grow its fur to suit the winter so why not a pigeon growing it's feathers to suit surly it's better to be featherd well in cold head winds so for me a heater is a no go.

Spot on Edgie

If you watch a dog that lives in the house with heating always moulting its hair

But yes a dog kept outside never moults
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PostSubject: Re: Loft heaters    Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:30 pm

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Like they say the cold kills everything. Really during the cold your birds should not get I'll we don't treat in the winter. .the summer is a different ball game we get all kinds of problems with heat. ..This might sound daft but I leave my bedroom. Windows open 24/7 and I am never ill or very rarely

Spot on Ray

Not 100% sure but in Belgium during winter a lot of fanciers leave there pigeons in aviary's and get them in at night
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