4 months old chicken


Flock Consultant
Nov 3, 2020
My Coop
He is probably crowing because of the light, not the cold.

He is also hormonal, he'll calm down and be more responsible towards his ladies.


Nuttier than a squirrels stash
Premium Feather Member
Mar 9, 2014
Northern Colorado
I will remove the red light and will see if it stops crowing. Do you think I'd need a heat source anyway?
That is a tough one. I don't know how weather ready your birds are.

Some people use a ceramic bulb like is used in reptile cages as they don't emit light.

I know my grown birds will avoid any added heat source. My hubs felt bad for a naked hen one year so put a sealed oil space heater in the giant coop. EVERY bird stayed completely away from the warmer zone.

I would suggest watching for them behaving cold. They will fluff up and sit covering their feet and possibly even shiver when cold.

I have 12 week chicks in an outdoor coop right now. No added heat for about 3 weeks now with lows arpund 15-20° F. The 15°F is about -9 Celsius.

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