Cold weather question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by k625, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. k625

    k625 Songster

    Aug 14, 2007
    I live in Fl, and its going to be with the windchill between 6 and 11 degrees. I have polish and frizzle, and they sleep outside every night, in a dog house, but its going to be so cold tonight I was just worried. Should I bring them in the garge? Just curious on what I should do if anything.
  2. s6bee

    s6bee Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    You can do that, but maybe surroung the house with bales of straw. That will keep the heat in and wind out.
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I'd just block the door to the house with cardboard or plastic for the night to help avoid drafty wind and keep the heat in.

    They'll bundle up tight and keep each other warm, especially in a small space like that.

    My silky babies were out running around this morning in the 20 degrees like it was nothing and the wind here is pretty sharp today. They just went out last week, so were used to in house temps and this is the first really cold they've had. They are just now 7 weeks and they are doing fine out there, so I'd think your guys should be good if they are full grown.

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