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Cold for chickens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by asianchicken, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. asianchicken

    asianchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in Florida but it still gets pretty cold down here. LAst winter it went down to the low twenties. Will Rhode Island reds do ok in temperatures that cold?
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Yes and much colder temps as well.

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  3. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    I believe they are pretty cold hard - better be since I'm in MI and it gets a LOT colder here and I have 5! [​IMG] But yes, as long as you keep them draft free, they should be happy [​IMG]
     
  4. kickinchicken

    kickinchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HA! I'm in Rhode Island and DO NOT own a RI Red..go figure. [​IMG] Yes they are WICKED cold hardy. the 20s is nothing to a Red. Just keep the draft to a minimum and make sure there's plenty of ventilation....and maybe put a little Vaseline on their combs.
     

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