Originally Posted by duluthralphie
I never add heat to my coops. 40 degrees is a nice spring day for me. It routinely gets down to 40 below here and they do fine. If you add heat they do not get acclimated to the cold and that can be bad. Also heat brings moisture which is worse than cold on them.
Ron I think you have a Tom and 2 hens. Brownie looks like a Black to me, more black than Penguin even, as she does not have the white spots Penguin has. BTW I am 70% sure she is a she.
The curly is definitely a hen.
So dont heat the coup?
I was talking about Brownie, but she wasnt in the pictures. She was the chicken that hatched ; Tom, Curly and Larry.... ;-)
Brownie is actually sitting on eggs right now. I will post a pic of her..
They are almost like my youngens or pets... my original plan was growing, eating eggs and eating them to keep the flock rotated..
After having them awhile, it looks like I will maybe eventually sell some in pairs, but i cant eat them now.
Besides, i think i can get more for them live than i can by the proccesed meat for.