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I am hoping someone can help me stop worrying so much!! its around -10 here right now!!

 my run is 10x30 sealed mostly with tarps left some ventilation my coop is 10x5!! I put pea gravel in the back of my run sand down the sides and organic mulch in the front for options of something to do!! I have one heat lamp in the run not the coop!! what is a good time to let them out in the morning?? put them away at night?? I don't want water in the coop because everyone says to keep it dry!! no heat lamps in the coop because of risk of fire!!! They don't seem to be bothered by the cold and are fast to eat the snow off my boots when I go in the run!!! what should I watch for?? how do I know what to worry about??? I have night mares they are all going to freeze!!! please help me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by kellyloveschad View Post

I am hoping someone can help me stop worrying so much!! its around -10 here right now!!
 my run is 10x30 sealed mostly with tarps left some ventilation my coop is 10x5!! I put pea gravel in the back of my run sand down the sides and organic mulch in the front for options of something to do!! I have one heat lamp in the run not the coop!! what is a good time to let them out in the morning?? put them away at night?? I don't want water in the coop because everyone says to keep it dry!! no heat lamps in the coop because of risk of fire!!! They don't seem to be bothered by the cold and are fast to eat the snow off my boots when I go in the run!!! what should I watch for?? how do I know what to worry about??? I have night mares they are all going to freeze!!! please help me
















































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Originally Posted by kellyloveschad View Post

I am hoping someone can help me stop worrying so much!! its around -10 here right now!!
 my run is 10x30 sealed mostly with tarps left some ventilation my coop is 10x5!! I put pea gravel in the back of my run sand down the sides and organic mulch in the front for options of something to do!! I have one heat lamp in the run not the coop!! what is a good time to let them out in the morning?? put them away at night?? I don't want water in the coop because everyone says to keep it dry!! no heat lamps in the coop because of risk of fire!!! They don't seem to be bothered by the cold and are fast to eat the snow off my boots when I go in the run!!! what should I watch for?? how do I know what to worry about??? I have night mares they are all going to freeze!!! please help me
















































From everything I have read chickens should be fine as long as their not in the wind. I'm also paranoid about the cold but I brought all mine in the house as soon as my husband fell asleep 😂
Supposedly they keep each other warm & take turns being on the outside of the flock
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​my house isn't big enough for all that i dig give bunny a bath and blow dry because she had mud cubes hanging from her head!! I ended up cutting her feathers because the next day it was the same thing again!! i have two roosters the hens all lay in a pile and the roosters sit on they on my lower perch!!

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From everything I have read chickens should be fine as long as their not in the wind. I'm also paranoid about the cold but I brought all mine in the house as soon as my husband fell asleep 😂
Supposedly they keep each other warm & take turns being on the outside of the flock

Edited by kellyloveschad - 12/15/16 at 4:52pm
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Had to post pics of my fluffies today -- they were having so much fun running around on the "people" side of the fence!  Couldn't keep them still with those running legs of theirs!  Sometimes they stood still but not often -- the new Cuckoo Breda pullet couldn't figure out why they were so excited to run and forage!

 

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x2 about the "as long as they are out of the wind" thing

Pre-vet student who just wants a simple life with her crazy herd of 50+ brood cows, two jennys continuously followed by an old gelding, a pack of rabbit dogs, two collies, a fish tank with questionable contents, a pair of American Chinchilla rabbits, a few occasional former slaughter birds, a flock of cuckoo sizzle chickens and a nigerian dwarf who may just be a dog herself on a plot of land...
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Pre-vet student who just wants a simple life with her crazy herd of 50+ brood cows, two jennys continuously followed by an old gelding, a pack of rabbit dogs, two collies, a fish tank with questionable contents, a pair of American Chinchilla rabbits, a few occasional former slaughter birds, a flock of cuckoo sizzle chickens and a nigerian dwarf who may just be a dog herself on a plot of land...
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Originally Posted by Sylvester017 View Post
 

Had to post pics of my fluffies today -- they were having so much fun running around on the "people" side of the fence!  Couldn't keep them still with those running legs of theirs!  Sometimes they stood still but not often -- the new Cuckoo Breda pullet couldn't figure out why they were so excited to run and forage!

 

 


Those are some gorgeous silkies!! I think it's funny because your partridge silkie looks almost exactly like mine. :lol: And I think it's so funny because my silkie was the first of my flock to start laying (at a whopping 5 months), and I could not imagine how my backyard flock would be without my silkie. 

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Gorgeous Fluff Bums❤
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so other then this stupid pair of hawks!!! the wind is my main concern?? so since the wind is blocked and this stupid hawk that  lives in my pine tree and loves swooping at me because I don't free rang my chickens is kept out of my run I am good!!

 

 

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x2 about the "as long as they are out of the wind" thing


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Sylvester017 What is the chicken that kinda looks like a barred rock???


Edited by kellyloveschad - 12/16/16 at 4:32am
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