FLORIDA!!!!!ALWAYS SUNNY SIDE UP!!!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Nava, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. LisaAnnW

    LisaAnnW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm further south than you, but it's still really cold tonight! Last night too, and it was even windier. I don't like to see my friends shiver, and I sure don't want to lose any, so I have my favorites and the youngest ones in our cozy garage. The bantam cage is built for ventilation, so we bungee corded a tarp all around, and hung a heat lamp inside to make it cozy. Our pen with larger breeds seems to be okay without a heat source or tarp, but I'm keeping a close eye on everybody.

    This is the way I've done it for nearly a decade - it's extra work, but we've never had a loss from cold weather.
     
  2. FlaRocky

    FlaRocky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi all,

    How cold did it get at your place last night?

    By 10:00pm we had ice. Had turned on water in far pastures to keep line open.

    Maye
     
  3. verlaj

    verlaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our thermometer near the house said 23 when I checked it a little before 8 a.m.
     
  4. crossgirl

    crossgirl Day Dream Believer

    Mar 15, 2011
    Lakeland, FL
    30 here. I hate, hate, hate, hate, hate cold weather. [​IMG]
    This is my first year with chickens. Years ago I had geese and ducks and never did anything special for them but they weren't penned up so they could take shelter where ever they felt was best. We put a blanket over my broody/hursery coop and one over the north wall of the real coop and are hoping for the best. I haven't been out yet to check on the wee ones but the adults are all okay. [​IMG]
     
  5. Floridachicken1958

    Floridachicken1958 Lost but not forgotten

    Jun 10, 2011
    CENTRAL FLORIDA
    was 31 here and cold with wind
     
  6. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

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    21 this morning, now that the sun came up we are in 34
     
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    23 here in Spring Hill. Killed my car battery. [​IMG]
     
  8. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

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    Quote:haven't even checked mine,but good thing is I don't have to go anywhere today [​IMG]
     
  9. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    Went down to 25 in lake wales, according to the memory in my thermometer . It's the length of time it stayed freezing. It was 27 at 10pm last night and 37 at 9am when I got up this morning.
     
  10. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    Real cold.

    Frozen waterers, frosty lawn. All my birds survived. Took others' advice and didn't do anything special for them, except I did give them extra carbs yesterday in case that would help them through the night. (I know it works for me LOL!!! ) Even my chicks born in November did just fine, including a silkie. [​IMG]
     

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