Cold weather coming

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Chicken Judy, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. Chicken Judy

    Chicken Judy Out Of The Brooder

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    Since they are saying l6 degrees on Thursday, was wondering what I should do. My coup is 4x5 made of wood with a metal roof. Its vented at the top. I do have a red 40 watt bulb I can turn on for them and I have added extra straw in the bottom. I have a warmed waterer in the run. This is my first winter with the girls and just want to keep them happy.
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    Minimize the venting when really cold, 16 degrees is not total devastation but chilly just the same. Put a larger light bulb into a metal container like a bucket and it will provide added heat. Metal bucket will prevent accidents like fire. when temperatures rise, then turn extra light off. STAY WARM
     

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