Heading into Fall... The coop

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by auxranch, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. auxranch

    auxranch Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok guys since I'm new to chickens how warm does my coop need to be at night. I'm in Oregon so it gets into the high fifties low sixties during the fall. My coop has side flaps on it that I've kept open to circulate air during the summer. What do you guys think!?
     
  2. Mychicagoladies

    Mychicagoladies Out Of The Brooder

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    We have harsh winters in Chicago so this year my new coop will be closed off on the back side and the other 3 sides will have plexi glass covering them except for the top 3 inches, I will leave that open for ventilation. Last year a few of my hens got a little frostbite on their combs. As long as they have shelter they will cuddle up together to stay warm, but make sure they are also getting the ventilation they need.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] when you close the flaps in colder weather be sure you still have ventilation in the coop otherwise all the heat chickens generate will cause condensation & frostbite.
     
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  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Keep the coop dry and well ventilated, and your chickens should be fine.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Howdy, auxranch, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Few words bring a smile to my face faster than "heading into fall." My favorite time of year!! X2 on drumstick's and sourland's advice. Good luck to you!
     
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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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