How cold is too cold for a Buff Orpington?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Corey NC, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    How cold is too cold for an adult Buff Orpington alone in a draft free area?

    How cold is too cold for an adult Buff Orpington with a buddy on either side of it?
     
  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    My buff orps are just fine and they've been down in negative temps with no heater. Make your coop draft free and you should be ok as long as they have some company and feed and water.
     
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    We've been hitting negative temps here all winter... so far, today was the coldest at -14. My Orps are fine. The roos are getting frostbite or they're over pecking each other. I can't tell, because they're crazy towards each other. My POL hens actually started laying in this cold snap, so they're fine I'm sure.
     
  4. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been turning our chickens heat lamp the last few nights. A few weeks ago the temp went down to neg 8 F, which was unexpected. That night our buff orpington rooster got a touch of frostbite on 3 of the spikes on his comb. The hens were all fine. Their coop has no drafts and is insulated.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    BO's are cold hardy birds.
     

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