Acclimating back out into winter weather after a vacation inside.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ll, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. ll

    ll Chillin' With My Peeps

    How? We've had our pullet inside for under 2 weeks, it's time for her vacation to end and go back home...
    It's certainly colder out there than in here, in fact it's snowing today and we're going to get a few inches.

    Does she have to be acclimated to the cold weather? If not, how long would she have to be "away from" the cold to require being acclimated.
    Do I need to keep her in until Spring now LOL [​IMG]
  2. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2007
    Long Island NY
    There is no acclimation period needed. They are not liked furry animals who grow a winter coat and need the gradual change in air temperature to start growing their winter coat like a rabbit. She should have no problem going right out into the coop.
  3. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    Put her out a couple hours for a day or two. Then lengthen the time. If your coop gets warmer then the outside air on a sunny day you could just throw her out of your house and in hers, at night she will use her flock mates to stay warm.

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