About Japanese hens...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ec_Prokta, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. Ec_Prokta

    Ec_Prokta Continuum Shift Anomaly

    Jan 14, 2009
    How cold is too cold for them? Some nights we get to around 10 degrees. I have a heat lamp in my coop for such occasions.

    So, how much cold can they handle?
  2. chickenma

    chickenma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    mine sleeps in the tree and it was freezing in NC. All my chickens are in the coop without any heat and the are fine. They free range in the freezing weather too.
    They are pretty cold hardy.

    SPRING CREEK FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    [​IMG] We are in middle Tennessee and a couple of weeks ago, our temps never got above freezing with overnight lows at 6 degrees! Our Jap bantams did very well, they managed to stay fairly warm in their coop, which is not heated. I did get some fresh hay to put down and line the walls of their coop just as I did for all my other chickens; the only ones that really appreciated all the nice hay/straw were my Silkies, who do not roost for the most part-they like to burrow down into the fresh hay to keep warm! [​IMG]

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