In winters, What tempreture should be ok for hens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cuteubbi, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. cuteubbi

    cuteubbi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello....

    what minimum tempreature will be ok for hens?....at my place, there will not be so cold weather...maximum 50 F (10 C) at midnight and around 82.4 F (28 C) at day times....so should i have to make them warm artificially?

    i have 17 hens and minimum age is 6 months


    hope to hear some informative advices..

    thnx and regards,
     
  2. Triple Willow

    Triple Willow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your hens do not need any extra heat at 50 'F. They would be fine MUCH colder than that.
     
  3. cuteubbi

    cuteubbi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thnx triple willow....so i just have to give them 12 to 14 hours light in a day:)
     
  4. Triple Willow

    Triple Willow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some people give them extra light in the winter but I don't. They need the rest from laying, it is just a natural thing. I try to be set up to where they can get all the natural light possible but that's it.
     
  5. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Since your pullets are in their first year of laying, they shouldn't need artificial light to lay through the winter.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    This has been my experience, also. My first year birds lay through the winter, I don't use any artificial light. Other folks have reported different, but mine always have.
     

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