At what temporure will chickens not want to come out off there coop

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicken1328, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. chicken1328

    chicken1328 Out Of The Brooder

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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Any dramatic drop from what they're used to. It takes a couple days to acclimate just like us.
    There's no single temp. Acclimated, they'll still come out at -20F or lower.
    If it has been 70F and suddenly drops to 20 they may be unwilling to come out.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I don't think that there is a definite temperature when chickens will stop coming out of their coop. As ChickenCanoe said, this may only happen if there is a sudden drop in temperature. My chickens, for example, still come out when it is 0 degrees outside.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    X2 on ChickenCanoe and Wyandottes7's advice.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2014
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I always give my birds the choice to go out if they want. Temp doesn't seem to matter so much as wind or wet.
     
  6. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    Wind and blowing snow will keep mine inside. However, I have a wind break in my run, so that helps. But mine, even the 2 week old chicks were out a couple of weeks ago in 15-18 below.
     

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