Anyone from North Louisiana?!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dableaper, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. dableaper

    dableaper New Egg

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    Just wondering what everyone does for the winter for their chickens. My chicks are free range during the day and I have converted a horse stall into a chicken coop behind my house. They are only 6 months old so I nor they have encountered a winter yet. Their coop is surrounded by plywood up to 4 feet on three sides, then chicken wire above that for about four feet, 8 ft chicken wire for the fourth panel, then a tin roof. I'm thinking I may need to put up something on that fourth wall to protect them from the cold at night. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can hang a tarp or something that will limit the cool breeze. If possible, you can also run a heat lamp if the stall is wired for electricity.
     
  3. aaabirdman

    aaabirdman Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio . So glad to have you aboard. As long as you are able to close up any drafts, they should be fine. I use a deep shavings on the floor as well. :thumbsup
     
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  7. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  9. GulfStar

    GulfStar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, and welcome.
     
  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, dableaper, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined us! I agree with other posters - eliminate drafts and you should be fine, particularly in Louisiana where it doesn't get too brutally cold. Good luck to you!
     

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