Cold Temps tonight....do chickens need heat?

MyRedStarz

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 29, 2011
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Hi all. Just a quick question about chickens and the outside temperature. Chickens are about 9 months old and tonight it's going to go down to the mid-30's. Do i need to put a heat lamp in the coop or will chickens be ok without. I live in Orlando, FL area so we normally don't have too many days that it gets to freezing or below but i wanted to check.

Thanks in advance.

Desiree
 

ke5hde

Songster
8 Years
Aug 29, 2011
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Lafayette,NY
Mine would be happy with those temps
Going down to 11 above or so here and in the low teens for a high tomorrow. Single digits tomorrow night. I woulnd't worry.
 

5littlechicks

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jul 30, 2011
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Middleburg, FL
Glad to hear this. We are in the Jacksonville FL area and are expecting temps in the 20's the next 3 nights. Dh put up a windblock on the side of the coop so we are hoping that will be enough.

June
 

goldies99

Songster
8 Years
Jul 22, 2011
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nope.......no heat........just give them plenty of water and feed.....and keep them draft free and dry!!!
 

Ariel301

Songster
10 Years
Nov 14, 2009
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Kingman Arizona
Mid-30s is nothing to chickens. Many people keep them in places where it is below 0 for days at a time with no heat. Chickens are not a fragile tropical bird. They are wearing a down coat, after all!
 
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JackE

Crowing
9 Years
Apr 26, 2010
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North Eastern Md.
As the others said, they don't need any added heat, and make sure you don't seal them up in the coop, to 'Keep them warm'. They still need plenty of fresh air/ventilation through the winter months.
Jack
 
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