hmmm…. Not meaning to suggest you be an experiment, but that would be
something interesting to see. To find out if its a cheap effective option
for such things. Choosing the right paint…thats almost a science these
I also had one of those barrel burners in a work shop at one time and man
oh man can thay put off some heat. You can go through a lot of wood with
one of those things so keep that in mind if you decide to use that one.
For the washer use a bucket in the bathtub. I did that when living in the
apartment and saved a lot on laundromat costs. Its a huge power eater using
a machine at home. The rest sounds good. But you cannot go with 24 volt
batteries and the HF panels. They are set for 12 volt batteries.
Even if Troy doesn’t do anything more to their roost, they’ll be fine.
Already, his chickens will fare much better than the wild birds in the
forest around them. Primary consideration for winter is access to plenty
high protein food and water. Making sure their water isn’t frozen for any
material length of time. When frozen, quickly replacing each morning with
room temp or slightly warmer fresh water. & during the day, if daytime
temps below freezing.