how cold hardy are diamond doves

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by IwannaBEaMERMAID, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    the average low is 36F if it even gets the cold [​IMG] .. im in so cal
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine are outside all year.I do poly the sides for the winter and the top is always covered,but no heat.They do great and are healthy little birds.You just need to keep the drafts off from your birds and they will thrive.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They'll be fine [​IMG] For their size, they can handle very hot and very cold temps pretty well, as long as they are kept out of direct drafts. If they can get out of the wind and the weather, and have plenty of food and water, they'll stay warm [​IMG] I too have kept DDs outside before, and our winters get much colder than that. This morning when I got up, it was 17 degrees [​IMG]
     
  4. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Here's a pic of my pens where diamonds and cockatiels live year round.
    In N.H.,Tony.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    Glad I found this . Will they do OK in with a Silver pheasant if given plenty of room?

    I am think bout getting a few.

    The other thing is is that it can get below zero here.
     

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