Bare back and the cold

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by I have WHAT in my yard?, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    All of a sudden my one white hen is barebacked! I have her in the house right this minute, but I don't want to acclimate her to the warm then throw her back out! If I cage the roo inside the coop will he be warm enough if he can't huddle up with the girls?

    If I keep her in for a few days to grow back some feathers will she be able to go back out? Would she be OK in the cold with a bare back? It is in the teens around here. They have a nice coop, but I don't use a heat lamp.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    hey gang I read about saddles but I don't have any money right now. I read the thing about duct tape, but no one said exactly how you were supposed to do it.......
     
  3. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aug 18, 2008
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    I would put her back in the coop, it is too hard on her to go back and forth. If it is in the teens outside, it is probably in the twenties in the coop, which should be fine for them. Mine don't huddle together anyway when it is cold. You can make your own saddle for her--I will try and find a pattern for you....

    Here's some info..
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=83630&p=3
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2010

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