How do I keep my (one ) chicken warm in the NE weather?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by gayle19, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. gayle19

    gayle19 Out Of The Brooder

    10
    0
    22
    Sep 1, 2007
    warwick
    I am new to this.. I have one chicken named CC how do I keep her warm when the cold weather sets in..I live in Rhode Island.. I have straw but I am afraid she'll be cold.. help.. [​IMG]
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Get her a couple of friends to cuddle with and keep warm. [​IMG]
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    7,008
    23
    261
    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Quote:Exactly!

    Chickens are social animals, most are not happy by themselves.
     
  4. gayle19

    gayle19 Out Of The Brooder

    10
    0
    22
    Sep 1, 2007
    warwick
    I can't I live in a residental neighborhood.. I am only can have one chicken.. She is social.. with my lap.. with my black lab.. kitten and family.. she sits in the livingroom rocking chair. She is a family pet...but how do I keep her warm when the cold chill comes.[​IMG]
     
  5. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    If she is a family pet do you keep her in the house? Or do you keep her outside? I know Rhode Island well, if you are keeping her outside another hen or two will make no difference even in a neighborhood. She can use some chicken buddies.[​IMG]
     
  6. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Well then keep her in a big rabbit hutch in the house with the rest of the family pets.If you are going to put her out you should at least get her a silkie hen. Who is even going to know if you have 2 really? if its not a rooster crowing, then nobody will even know.
     
  7. PeiTheCelt

    PeiTheCelt Chillin' With My Peeps

    289
    1
    141
    Sep 3, 2007
    Central NY
    Quote:Get her chicken diapers and let her stay in the house with the family? [​IMG]

    (I have no idea if these work or not, but assuming they do it's a good way to keep her warm and with her flock! [​IMG])
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2007
  8. gayle19

    gayle19 Out Of The Brooder

    10
    0
    22
    Sep 1, 2007
    warwick
    She does have a hutch and a run outside for day and night time.. But she does come in for her family time..
    Chicken diapers..I may be blonde . but do they really have them??
    (is anyone laughing)[​IMG]
    CC the chicken makes alot of talk at 5;30am having another may be to much for neighbors..
    Can't a heat light or something like that work..
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2007
  9. gayle19

    gayle19 Out Of The Brooder

    10
    0
    22
    Sep 1, 2007
    warwick
    ok.. I clicked on the site PeiTheCelt wrote.. OMG there is chicken diapers....kool.....thankyou.. CC may be staying in for the winter....I am still shaking my head.. unbelivable... wait till my husband and kids see this.. thanks again...[​IMG]
     
  10. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I think a silkie would make a good pal for her. I dont think they are too noisy. Not the ones i have seen anyway. They are also warm, soft and cuddly.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by