4 months old chicken

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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.
 

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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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