It's 43 degrees tonight!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by RockyToggRanch, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    So at what point should I start closing the windows in the coop? It's supposed to be 43 tonight and 47 tomorrow. It's August for crying out loud!
     
  2. goldensunriseranch

    goldensunriseranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in NJ and it's getting cool at night here too. I shut the doors and leave one window open, then reopen the doors in the morning. Young chicks I make sure they have a light on that they can get into the warmth if they need it and can get out of it if they don't.
     
  3. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Depends on a few things, like the wind, and how old the flock is....cool temps alone are not a big problem. Cold weather that could cause health problems because of draft etc...should always be avoided.

    Mere cold evenings in August are ok.

    bigzio
     
  4. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On weather.com I have the same lows, 43 tonight, 47 tomorrow night. Guess I should close the house windows and doors before the wife gets home [​IMG]
     
  5. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    No kidding...I have my first woodstove fire going right now.
    Hope my critters are comfortable.
     

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