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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Threewyandottes, Mar 13, 2018.
Do(adult) wyandotte chickens need a heat lamp in 50-60 degrees?
I’m pretty sure they won’t need a heat lamp until it’s -20F. My Barred Rocks, Buff orpingtons, and Easter egger survived -15F with 2 three month old Oddballs, a Naked Neck and a Black faverolle mix.
No. I have two adult Wyandottes and don't supply heat, even when it's down below freezing. They do just fine.
Well thats great because in this area the lowest it gets is 40 degrees!
That's about our warmest night of the year! Haha. They will do just fine.
How hot does it get?
Heat can be harder on them than cold.
Yes. I thought of this after I posted yesterday. If your colder temps are like my warmest, you probably live in a relatively hot place. There are some great resources on BYC and I'm sure you can find info on here before peak summer heat. Better to plan now while there is still time to build/modify anything you may need too. One of the reasons I have a few Wyandottes is because I read time and again about them being cold hardy!
They don't need heat, ever (as adults, that is). Especially if you don't get colder than 40* at night.
It gets to 90-105 degrees in peak summer here. Im probably going to have a kiddie pool with cold water or something for them to cool down in.
We only use our heat lamp if it's below 10 degrees, never at 50* or 60*. Our adult chickens love that kind of weather