Chilly chckens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 5 Bird Bob, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. 5 Bird Bob

    5 Bird Bob Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 26, 2015
    I have 5 Golden comets, happy , friendly, and not bothered by the cold so far. (One egg a day including some double yokes) This weekend is going down to 3 f or lower. Aside from fresh water should I do anything else for them?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Feed as much as they will eat, keep them dry and draft free, and they should be fine.
  3. azygous

    azygous Flock Master

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    You might grease up the combs of any chickens that have large, single combs. I like to use Bag Balm. It makes it less vulnerable to any freezing moisture in the air.
  4. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    If your birds are fully feathered and your coop is well ventilated and draft free, your birds will be just fine with temperatures much colder than 0F.
  5. 5 Bird Bob

    5 Bird Bob Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 26, 2015
    I have one newbie, the same age as my hens that have been laying everyday. She came to me alittle banged up and skinny. She was getting abused by my friends flock,like pecked and npt getting enough food. She's been with my flock a little over a month. She's looking good and has put on some weight. During the coldest days I found two eggs, very soft shells, and not in a nesting box. They free range plus I sprinkle oyster shells in the run. Is there anything else I can do or just give more time. I'm wondering about vitamins or having her checked out for something may have caught from her old home.

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