Chickens in cold condition

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickens4life13, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. Chickens4life13

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    I have only 2 chicken a hen and a rooster . It's getting really cold and it is the first time I have had chickens and it is really cold. Any tips to keep them warm apart from a lamp. They are 4 and a half months old
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Where do you live? Chickens do not usually need any heat source after they are fully feathered. They do need a coop with good overhead ventilation while preventing direct wind to blow on them. People raise chickens in Alaska, Canada, Minnesota, and Maine without heat in coops. A heated dog bowl to keep water from freezing is a good idea.
     
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