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Breeding questions..Can you help?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by erijn5, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. erijn5

    erijn5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    South Central IL
    Right now I have 2 temp. pens for my Turkens and Australorps. I'm letting them breed and become purebreed eggs. So far so good. [​IMG]

    My question is in the Aussi. pen there are 4 chickens, Turkens 3 in pen. Right now I have XL dog houses for them to lay in and they sleep in them too. Will this many chickens per house be WARM enough for winter? 4 and 3. I don't want them to freeze to death. I'm in IL, so winter are not terrible but not luck Florida.

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  2. Chickn chick 46

    Chickn chick 46 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure what XL means as far as measurements, but as long as it is draft free with some ventilation and room for feed and water and to roost and lay eggs, then it should be ok
     
  3. erijn5

    erijn5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    South Central IL
    Extra Large dog houses. [​IMG]
     
  4. Chickn chick 46

    Chickn chick 46 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm thinking the dog houses are big enough for your needs, just be sure they are draft free [​IMG]
     

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