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

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MyRedStarz, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. MyRedStarz

    MyRedStarz Out Of The Brooder

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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
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    No, they will be fine!
     
  3. ke5hde

    ke5hde Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine would be happy with those temps [​IMG] 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.
     
  4. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    No Heat Needed..................................
     
  5. 5littlechicks

    5littlechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    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
     
  6. goldies99

    goldies99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nope.......no heat........just give them plenty of water and feed.....and keep them draft free and dry!!!
     
  7. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2012
  8. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    -29* here in Colorado...NO HEAT
     
  9. JackE

    JackE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
  10. toofarout

    toofarout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do not need heat added. They will sit closer together on the roost and fluff up if they need to.
     

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