cold chickens

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  1. iloveberry

    iloveberry New Egg

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    Hey all-
    I live in NH and have one NH red chicken. Tonight it is -30 and very windy, and a small coop door is open. I have a heat lamp going, but is that enough? Thanks!
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    It is hard to say. We don't know much about how your coop is. You only have one chicken. Not much body heat in coop for sure. The small coop door being open is probably not necessary since one chicken wont produce that much moisture to need that much venting. -30 is quite chilly. Chickens combs and wattles do freeze . there are things to do if such happens. But you are a passionate person and commend you for putting in the heat lamp. [​IMG]


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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If you only have one chicken, I would bring her into the home or basement. I wouldn't worry about spoiling her. One chicken , has no others to huddle with for warmth. Heat lamps are always a fire risk, and with the open door, she is a "meal" waiting to happen for any predator that comes along.
     
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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome![​IMG] I'm glad you joined the BYC flock.

    I don't know if that will be enough. Can wind get in through the door? You don't want any drafts, especially on such a cold night. It may be a good idea to bring her inside or into a basement for the night, as she doesn't have a friend to snuggle with on the roost.
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Drafts are not good. I agree with Wyandottes7, bring her in if you have to.
     

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