Another Newbie Question about the cold

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by karaokechick, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. karaokechick

    karaokechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2010
    Naples, Florida
    We live in South West Florida on the border of the Everglades and tonight they are calling for unusually low temps like 35 degree's without the wind chill, it's quite windy. My question is I have open air coops for my birds will they be OK without any windbreak at these temps, or should I send DH out for a monster tarp to cover the whole thing? it's 20x20

    Thank You in advance BYC members...This newbie would be so lost without you all!!!
  2. connerhills

    connerhills Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2009
    I think your birds will be O K I have birds that roost out side at 0 degrees temps and ice covered and come out of that fine. Even greens will be O K at that temp. If the birds have a good roost and can cover their feet to keep them warm they can do very well in cold areas.[​IMG]
  3. karaokechick

    karaokechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2010
    Naples, Florida
    Thank You...We did block the wind, that was the best we could do with the tarp size available.
  4. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Burton, OH
    Agree with connerhills. You will be fine. Mine switch between inside and outside and it is 26 degrees here and windy with 10 inches of snow right now in northeast Ohio. They do quite well as long as they have a roost that that is wide enough to let them cover their toes when they crouch down to roost. With 35 degrees, no problem.
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    It was 28 degrees last night and my (2) 6 month olds did great outside. Although I did cover their area with comforters. [​IMG]
  6. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 23, 2008
    Central Louisiana
    Even though our young ones have a covered coop to go into, they like to roost on top of it, so we put up a big tarp to block the wind.

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