In the 30's tonight

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by my5hens, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. my5hens

    my5hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should I be worried about my girls freezing? I have a small flock of 5 RIR's and the temps are supposed to drop into the low 30's tonight. Will they be okay?
     
  2. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they will be fine
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Yeah, the 30's are not that cold for chickens.

    Imp
     
  4. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it's already been below 30 here and my girls have no problem! I have had to swap out waterers because they are frozen in the am...
     
  5. bleith

    bleith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a seven degree night here a few days ago and had no trouble whatsoever. They will be just fine
     
  6. a123andpoof

    a123andpoof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will be fine. If you havent already and it will get colder soon I would invest in a water heater. Best thing ever!
     
  7. ZombieChickens

    ZombieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    My flock STARTED small...just 5 red stars. They were fine all winter. Not to worry, within a year or so you'll have doubled that amount anyway. [​IMG]
     
  8. hispoptart

    hispoptart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH NO!!! 30 at night????? LOL sorry but that has been our high during the day. They will be fine.
     
  9. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:If in good feather and well fed, then I do not become concerned until temperatures drop below -10 F. First adjustments at that time are blocking direct wind and making certain birds go to roost with full crops. I just concern myself with blocking direct wind but tolerate / prefer some airflow.
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If they are in a draft free, dry, well ventilated environment they can handle temperatures far lower than that.
     

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