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Chickens-heat-lamp-winter, i am fairly new at the chicken keeping i have 4 hens no rooster, i have a coop inside the barn with a small door to a outside run, i put a heat lamp in the top of the coop, with a timer, we get 15-20 degrees in the winter, not sure at what temp, and for how long, do i need to have the heat lamp.... Do chickens need a heat lamp? why heat lamps can be a problem: first off, thinking an animal must be cold, just because we are cold, is a faulty assumption., any chicken can fly into a heat lamp, catch its feathers on fire and incinerate the entire flock and coop. if you cannot be persuaded that chickens do not need supplemental heat inside a properly managed chicken coop in the winter, find a safe heat source such as a flat panel radiant heater that brings the temperatures up just a few degrees.