Cold chickens..??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Heni Penny, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. Heni Penny

    Heni Penny Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 14, 2014
    We've been dealing with actual temps in the negatives every day for at least a week. Then when you add in wind chill... We've been keeping a close eye on our 4 hens and how the coop is holding up but this morning when I went to check on them (actual temp -22 at 7am) they literally had frost on their feathers!! I brought them into the garage (stays around 45 degrees) in a dog kennel for now. One hen literally hopped into my arms and the rest willingly snuggled in for the walk in. One hen "spit up" a bunch of clear fluid. I Reapplied bag balm to their legs/wattles/combs. Thoughts?
  2. btruegs

    btruegs Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2014
    Spokane WA
    Oh gosh! I would keep them in the garage. That's very scary. And I can't find anything on that hen spitting. But I would definately move them somewhere warmer. If you have a heat lamp in the coop, you run the risk of fire and they can get sick.

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