I need an answer fast

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Thechickentrainer1999, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Thechickentrainer1999

    Thechickentrainer1999 Songster

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    I have to get up very early in the morning and need an answer fast. One of my chickens is molting and the low tonight is 26F. Is that too cold for her to be in the coop. I have 8 others but she's not huddled up with them but instead to the left side with just one other chicken. She has most of her feathers but has some patches missing near the top back and front below neck. There is also quite a bit of wind out side and quite a bit of ventilation in the coop but as far as I know, no wind can really be felt inside.
     
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    She should be fine as long as your coop is dry and draft free.
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    She will be fine.
     
  4. MissChick@dee

    [email protected] ~ Dreaming Of Springtime ~

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    I had a naked...really naked chicken who survived last winter. Keep her out of drafts and the wind and she’ll be fine.
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    I have one who decided to molt again for some reason. It's below zero here. I'm not worried. Chickens have a thick coat even if some is missing. They also will snuggle up to other chickens if necessary to borrow heat.
     
  6. Al Capon

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    I have a Delaware that's coming out of molt. 4 weeks ago, she was very very unhappy with a bare neck and bare butt. She roosts alone on the end of the coop and temps got down into the teens a couple of nights. She made it fine. Might give her some scratch an hour before dark so she has something to digest and keep her body temp up..
     
  7. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

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    Most of the feathers will still conserve heat in her body. Not to mention, keeping enough chickens in the coop in proportion to its size (without drafts) will help maintain warmth in the coop.
     
  8. Thechickentrainer1999

    Thechickentrainer1999 Songster

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    Good news it never got as low as they said. Prayer answered. Thank you LORD JESUS CHRIST.
     
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