Chicken roosting outside

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sakmeht, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Sakmeht

    Sakmeht Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May 19, 2011
    Hi all,

    Came home tonight and found that one of my girls has roosted on the outside perch for the night. It's in a covered run and she basically has a fence (2 feet behind the run)and the side of the coop ( about 2 feet away) to keep any wind off of her. It's getting down to 39 degrees tonight and the wind will be 5 mph from the NW according to our local news website. I'm thinking she'll be fine but thought I'd see if anyone has any thoughts? The coop is less than a year old and I keep it pretty clean inside. I doubt she's out there because of mites or anything. She has three other hens that she usually roosts with. This is a first. I'm sure as the weather gets warmer they will roost outside, in fact I'm expecting it.

    Thanks,
    Sarita
     

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