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26 deg tonight have to leave coop open... ok?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Cuccismith, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. Cuccismith

    Cuccismith Chirping

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    I'm going overnight and it's going to be 24-26 degrees. I usually close the coop door and open in the morning at daybreak. The coop is inclosed in a predator proof run. Is it too cold to leave the door open?
     
  2. Thechickmama

    Thechickmama Chirping

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    I don't know but Maybe. What are your breeds? Hardy or less heat insulted, and if their molting defiantly close it up since they can't hold a much heat when molting.
     
  3. Cuccismith

    Cuccismith Chirping

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    thanks! I have 2 RR 2 Silky mix 1 Leg- the leghorn just finished molting and feathers have grown back. The others did not molt as they are almost a year. I really need to get an automatic door but I don't have $. Thought of making a plastic strip door like in a restaurant freezer...
     
  4. Thechickmama

    Thechickmama Chirping

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    yah none of use seem to have the $ to get the fancy stuff but they might be fine just as long as they can get inside their coop.
     
  5. Cuccismith

    Cuccismith Chirping

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    Thanks for your time! I'm not going to chance it and come home 6am... appreciate your help
     
  6. Thechickmama

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    Sure glad I could help.:yiipchick
     

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