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I just heard it's going to be in the twenties tonight and wonder if I should put a light in the tractor coop for my three 12 week old Orpingtons. 

thanks,

Dana

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No extra heat should be necessary.

They've already grown their down feathers to keep warm.

You want them to naturally produce more down feathers or more fat to keep themselves warm according to whatever temp it is outside.

By providing supplemental heat, you defeat this purpose and they end up getting chilled.

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Raising Katahdin meat sheep, Silkies, Guineas, Egg Layers, annual pig, Papillons, toy Poodle,

Cornish Rex cats, Musk Turtle, Kangal LGDs (and puppies) and Grt Pyr on 15 acres in the middle of nowhere.

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ƸӜƷ•.¸¸.•´¯`•.¸¸.☆

Raising Katahdin meat sheep, Silkies, Guineas, Egg Layers, annual pig, Papillons, toy Poodle,

Cornish Rex cats, Musk Turtle, Kangal LGDs (and puppies) and Grt Pyr on 15 acres in the middle of nowhere.

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Thanks for that information!  They were fine. :)

Dana

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Glad to hear it.  smile.png

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Raising Katahdin meat sheep, Silkies, Guineas, Egg Layers, annual pig, Papillons, toy Poodle,

Cornish Rex cats, Musk Turtle, Kangal LGDs (and puppies) and Grt Pyr on 15 acres in the middle of nowhere.

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ƸӜƷ•.¸¸.•´¯`•.¸¸.☆

Raising Katahdin meat sheep, Silkies, Guineas, Egg Layers, annual pig, Papillons, toy Poodle,

Cornish Rex cats, Musk Turtle, Kangal LGDs (and puppies) and Grt Pyr on 15 acres in the middle of nowhere.

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Good Luck!

Check in here for updates including chicken stories and pictures (when I get around to it):

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/790825/mkk-farms-updates-pics-and-stories

 

Great educational thread about inbreeding:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/734859/inbreeding-and-line-breeding-poultry

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Check in here for updates including chicken stories and pictures (when I get around to it):

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/790825/mkk-farms-updates-pics-and-stories

 

Great educational thread about inbreeding:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/734859/inbreeding-and-line-breeding-poultry

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