important question!!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by stumble_n_mumble, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Songster

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    so i have a duck and a chicken who are 24 and 26 weeks old. they have been inside their whole life. i built them a pen that is 4 feet wide 4 feet tall and 8 feet long. the back 5 feet or so is covered from the rain and such... i have not built them an actual coop for them to go in and sleep. will this be a problem?? the night temperature gets to about 35 or so degrees. the basement where they are kept is pretty cold and they are down their laying eggs already lol. so my question is will they be able to survive the 35 degree nights? and is it ok that they dont have a house yet?? thanks for any and all help!![​IMG]
  2. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Songster

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    not only does the top need to be covered but the sides too, so that they are sheltered from the wind as that is what chills them even tho they should be fully feathered out and wil be able to withstand it, it will still be good for them to have some cover from the wind chill
  3. kick'n chick'n

    kick'n chick'n Songster

    Nov 18, 2008
    they should be ok
  4. HappyHatch'en

    HappyHatch'en Songster

    Jan 31, 2009
    Give them a cardboard box weighted down to live in, until you build.

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