Ducks Handle The Cold Weather Well..How About Chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 1234duck, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. 1234duck

    1234duck Songster

    I always worry about the weather being too cold for my birds... I know my ducks are fine with the very cold days & nights. But what about chickens? How cold is too cold? Is the low 50's too cold outside for 2 chicks(6 1/2 weeks old)? In a pretty small dog house with LOTS of Hay Inside & Outside & Under the dog house too.... They have been sleeping outside now for a couple of weeks some nights a little colder than others but this was the first rainy night. I make sure their all tucked in inside their little house right before dark & when i check on them their just cuddled together in a corner sleeping. Thanks, ~Julie~
     

  2. JodyJo

    JodyJo Songster

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    If your chicks are feathered out, and by now they should be, they will be fine...my chickens handle the -20* winters with no added heat...they keep themselves warm...cuddle and down feathers do the trick, just make sure there is enough ventilation
     

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