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    Young hen sleeping outdoors, bottom of pecking order

    Thanks! I’ve added my location now. Yes, in North Wales UK. I guess it gets down to about -5 C here in winter sometimes, rarely lower (we are close to the coast). I’m surprised to hear chickens don’t keep each other warm - mine all squash together on one perch when it’s a bit cold and spread out...
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    Young hen sleeping outdoors, bottom of pecking order

    Thanks - no, the barn is full of holes and drafts unfortunately, it’s just a corrugated iron roof balanced on rotting planks of wood really! We live in Snowdonia so we do get some cold-ish temperatures. Do you know what sort of temperatures you should begin to worry about a chicken sleeping on...
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    Young hen sleeping outdoors, bottom of pecking order

    Hello, I am relatively new to chickens and need some advice. We have three 2 yr old girls who all get on nicely, no obvious hierarchy and all sleep in the coop wedged in together on the same perch. I introduced two new pullets in the spring, sadly one was never accepted, mercilessly bullied for...
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