-33 degrees.. How cold is too cold?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chalidobrenz, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. chalidobrenz

    chalidobrenz Chirping

    Apr 6, 2014
    I know people have asked this before, but the temperatures of concern were only in the mid 20s to low 30s. Tonight it is supposed to dip down to -33 degrees F, and I'm worried about my birds! That seems unreasonably cold. My coup is insulated and draft free, and they have a water heater to keep it from freezing, but even a heat lamp doesn't keep it above 10 degrees in there right now. I have one hen who is conveniently molting at the coldest part of winter, and is nearly naked necked and has no feathers on her head. :/ I know chickens are hardy birds, but it is SO cold! Suggestions?

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