cold in Georgia

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mrlacewing, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. mrlacewing

    mrlacewing Out Of The Brooder

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    I just heard it's going to be in the twenties tonight and wonder if I should put a light in the tractor coop for my three 12 week old Orpingtons.
    thanks,
    Dana
     
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No extra heat should be necessary.
    They've already grown their down feathers to keep warm.
    You want them to naturally produce more down feathers or more fat to keep themselves warm according to whatever temp it is outside.
    By providing supplemental heat, you defeat this purpose and they end up getting chilled.
     
  3. mrlacewing

    mrlacewing Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for that information! They were fine. :)
    Dana
     
  4. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to hear it. [​IMG]
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Good Luck!
     

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