It is COLD. And my chickens aren't huddling...?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sheeshshe, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just built them a new big coop and they're sleeping all scattered all over the thing. They aren't huddling at all with this freezing cold weather we're having right now. It is supposed to get under 30 tonight and it is very windy on top of the cold snap. I went out there and changed the lock on the door and I still can't feel my fingers. Are they going to be stupid this winter and end up dying of frigid cold? or will they get it together??
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    They are likely just fine. A chicken is dressed in a down coat. They warm themselves. If they aren't huddling, it is because they simple do not choose to do so. As long as they are sheltered from the wind, they'll be just fine.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Feathers make for excellent insulation. As long as their coop is dry, draft free, and well ventilated given adequate feed and water - they will be fine.
     
  4. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sure hope I built the coop right then! :) All I know is that the previous years, they huddled. Do you think I should block the eves of the roof where 6 of them are deciding to roost at?
     

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