How to acclimate sick hen back to outdoor temperature

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lovemy6hens, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. lovemy6hens

    lovemy6hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a sick hen in the house. When she recovers, how do we acclimate her back to outdoor temperature & how long might it take? The heat index is still reaching 110+ during the day here in Central Texas.
     
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    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I would start in the evening when it is not so hot out...Being she has been separated from the flock you will have to start as if she is a new hen, her flock will not know her and will attack her. Put her in a look no touch pen for the first few hours or days? Let her out and see how they do?
    Temp, really wont be a factor.
     
  3. lovemy6hens

    lovemy6hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. She's a buff orpington. She gets hot very fast. Evening is a great suggestion.
     
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    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Being she is an Orpington....Yes, evening will be great!

    Good luck.
     
  5. lovemy6hens

    lovemy6hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you very much!
     

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