how cold is too cold??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kubota girl, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. kubota girl

    kubota girl Out Of The Brooder

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    it is about 8 degrees where i am at. is it too cold for my chickens? I have 8 of them and was wondering if they will snuggle up together to keep warmth. Do they need a heat lamp?
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Are they new to you chickens? If so then did the previous owner heat them? Are they chicks or adults?

    Adult chickens will do just fine in a shelter out of drafts but good ventilation in far below 0 temperature. Our high for the last week was 31F one day and lowest -19F, average temp all week 4.5F. No heat and no worries here.
     
  3. kubota girl

    kubota girl Out Of The Brooder

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    they are adults and i raised them since they were a day old so i have been their only owner. Thank you so much for your advice[​IMG]
     

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