how do I ceap my girls warm

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by papooh, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. papooh

    papooh New Egg

    Apr 14, 2009
    I have 3 girls since April. They are the best pets, laying daily there eggs till my garden, play with my Dog but what now.
    I am worried about the cold.
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Where are you?
    Do you have any kind of enclosure or coop for them?
    What are the expected temperatures?
    What breed(s) are they?

    Your information is too vague to help. Please try again with more detail and we'll all be happy to try to help. You don't have to be specific about location, just a state will help.
  3. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    Need lots more info before anyone can help you. Pics would be nice...just because we like looking at your chicken family [​IMG]
    Where are you?
    Where do they roost?
    How big is it?
    Is it insulated?
    Do you have shavings on the floor?
    Are they secure from predators?
  4. Chuntgray

    Chuntgray Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 17, 2008
    I live in MN it gets cold here, Mine did fine last year I have a coop and I stack straw bales around it. I also put one row of bales around the incloser to block the wind. They can go out thier hatch any time so I make a straw bale tunnel. Make sure they have heated water and some ventulation you do not want it air tight.
  5. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    i give extra treats during the winter time. They love
    hotdogs and scrambled eggs..all kinds of things. If it gets
    below 25 degrees we hang a red heat lamp about 4 foot
    from the ground and let them snuggle under it. We have also
    hung a red heat lamp above the roost...again about 4 foot
    above the girls. We make sure that the heat lamp cannot fall.
    When we plug in the light we tie the cord in a knot where the
    cords plug in together...if you dont need an extention cord make
    sure you secure the cord so that it cannot fall.

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