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

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    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

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    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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