How cold is TOO cold for a chicken?

ChickenNOOB

Hatching
11 Years
Aug 1, 2008
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I'm sort of worried about some cold fronts coming around my area. it hasn't been a problem until now, because I live further south. can anyone tell me when chickens will catch sicknesses or need a heat lamp? In farenhiet OR celcius?
 

Ugly Cowboy

Songster
11 Years
Apr 25, 2008
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Corn, OK
I hold with PouletsDeCajun (your name makes me wish I had some fried gator tail!) I hook up lamps when it gets a little above freezin.
 

NYREDS

Crowing
12 Years
Jan 14, 2008
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I live in upstate New York. Winters here are long & fairly cold ie: 20 below is not unusual.
I don't try to heat my coop & don't know anyone who does. If your coop is draft free & dry you shouldn't have any illness problems.
Pheasants, Partridge & Turkeys,all relatives of barnyard birds, live outdoors all winter. They come with down coats remember.
 

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