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Is this temperature ok?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Fancy Feather Poultry, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    It is suppose to go down to 39 degrees tonight, is that ok weather for my chickens and ducks they are all in there house filled with hay will they be all right?
     
  2. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That will be fine. We are to get down to 20 tonight. My geese were out all winter last year. They had thier shelter and a bunch of hay to nestle in but most of the time they were out playing in the snow. If you birds are all fully feathered you shouldnt have any problem. Jenn
     
  3. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
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    they will be fine, only worry if gets and stays below freezing. Should say OK for chickens not sure about ducks
     
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Should be fine - we're going to be down to 28 tonight, its the second night (not in a row) of such cold, last one they did just fine!
     
  5. V Chic Chick

    V Chic Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens have always slept outside (barring illness and isolation) and there's never been a problem. It get's down to about -10C (14F) here in the winter, and we've never had frostbite. However, if you are worried about frostbite then rub some vaseline on their combs and wattles.
     
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Hi, make sure they have plenty of hay-it holds the heat really well. Karen
     

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