Chickens Outside in the Chill & Snow

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chuckman23, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. chuckman23

    chuckman23 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have silkie roos and hens who were inside for about a month until the other day. Now they are outside in a pen w/ a rabbit hutch w/ insulated panels covering the screen parts and a heat lamp. They just got too big for the inside pen. They are around 3 months old at least. My question is with the weather here in SE PA calling for snow, sleet and rain plus wind chills in the teens and even in the single digits Mon night should we bring them back in or should they be OK in the outside coop?

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  2. timbofarms

    timbofarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep them covered from wind an wet and keep the heat lamp runnin they should be fine.
     
  3. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMO-- make it possible for them to go back and forth from the inside coop to the outside coop-- then they can go where they need to if they decide it's too cold!
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  4. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    Quote:I agree though I think at 3 months they are fully feathered and will be fine.
     

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