Flooded chicken run! ADVICE PLEASE!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cavendish Chickens, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Cavendish Chickens

    Cavendish Chickens Songster

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    Need some advice. The chicken run is flooded from all the rain, and it's supposed to start snowing some time tonight. The new coops don't have the runs up yet. Should we put Precious and his two girls in one of the new coops anyway to help prevent frost bite?
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    I'd take them inside and dry them out- then lock them in the new coop- If the doors are secure.
     
  3. MustLoveHens

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    I would. While chickens can deal with the cold, if they are wet and cold that is a another matter. They won't use a run at night and it is best to try to get them to dryer ground before the snow comes.
     
  4. Cavendish Chickens

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    Okay. Thank you guys so much! And yes... the doors are secure! We will get them in there for the night. [​IMG]
     

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