cold weather

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by team guava pastry, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. team guava pastry

    team guava pastry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it isn't that cold down here in Miami,[​IMG] but if our girls are use to higher temps will the colder temps put a halt on egg production?

    there are free rangers and they are chochins.

    Just curious?

    thanks and happy new yr to all.

    TGP

    I noticed that isn't stopped our goose from laying 1 every 3 to 4 days.
     
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  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Just curious (and envious)...what is considered "colder temps." in Miami????
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Yes, y'all got down into the high 50s, low 60s didn't ya? [​IMG]
    I spoke to my Dad in central Florida yesterday and he was none too happy.
    I think your birds should do fine, maybe a slow down for a day or two.
    Honestly, y'alls cold isn't going to last long enough to cause any major upset.
     
  4. team guava pastry

    team guava pastry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR [​IMG]

    Well it got into the low 40's Our girls have stopped laying I just got home so I haven't check today. One of them is broody and quite pissy.

    Again just curious

    thanks
    TGP
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Wow...for you guys, that IS pretty cold...seriously. Here's my non-expert take: Animals react to change in different ways...temp. changes, new territory changes, new animal in the picture changes, etc. So I guess I would think it's possible that a cold snap (cold for you guys) could upset a hen's normal laying cycle. I don't think 40ish temps in itself would do it for most birds. But a cold snap combined with less light at this time of year anyway...??? Hopefully some experienced folks will chime in.
     
  6. team guava pastry

    team guava pastry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well thanks for the input, I went out (with my jacket) loh.... to check and got one egg. I always count my blessings. Got 2 hens that can lay, and one that's still brooding.

    Got to break her. I'm thinking its the weather, and time of yr.
    TGP
     
  7. redstars

    redstars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry a little off topic but I love Miami
    soooooooo Jealous. I can't wait for the temp to hit 40 again I have my shorts ready.[​IMG]
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    team guava pastry, every time you post I start thinking about a trip to Lila's Restaurant, a platter of paper-thin steak smothered in french fries; some platanos maduros on the side. I wouldn't mind a cup of cafe con leche either. [​IMG]

    Someone told me Lila's closed. How sad is that! [​IMG]

    Stinking hamburgers for supper tonight. [​IMG]
     
  9. luvmychks51

    luvmychks51 Out Of The Brooder

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    hey all you snow people. i'm in central florida and it was 25 degrees last night and be in the teens tonight! - i guess i should move to miami - we're freezing out feathers off here! lol
     
  10. team guava pastry

    team guava pastry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for the bad news, the whole shopping center was tore down. From Kmart all the way around to Jbyrons. No more lilas.

    Sorry:(

    But you can still get a cafe con leche just about anywhere

    they are sooooooo goood
     

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