JAVA GREEN COLD HARDINESS

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by CORNISH_MAN, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. CORNISH_MAN

    CORNISH_MAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know exactly how cold of temp's Java's can handle without needing heat? I hear all the time that they cant take the cold but I never hear any specific tempertures.
     
  2. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never owned them but I have always been told they need about 10-15C above 0C(no Idea what that would be in Fahrenheit)
     
  3. CORNISH_MAN

    CORNISH_MAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not really sure what you mean? Sorry
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    That equates to 50 - 59 degrees.
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    I also never raised them, but a few of my friend have.....most say above freezing....so mid 30s lowest...
     
  6. CORNISH_MAN

    CORNISH_MAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I thought the same thing but the 10-15c above 0c threw me off. And once I did the conversion I was really scratching my head.
     
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  7. Bigcreekpeafowl

    Bigcreekpeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it is under around 25 degrees or so our pure javas get heat. They have indoor/outdoor pens. If it is windy, snowing, or icy we will not let them outdoors in temps that are under 30. They will lose toes or worse.
    If it is a windstill day with lots of sunshine we will let them outdoors at 30. They have access to indoors and will usually come inside after sunbathing and sit on their feet on the perch which is heated. After the sun drops they are generally perched.
    We are at 17 degrees right now with wind chills of around 0 and they currently have the heat.
     
  8. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Bigcreekpeafowl how big is your indoor area for your greens?
     
  9. Bigcreekpeafowl

    Bigcreekpeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The adult greens have a indoor area of around 350 square feet.
     
  10. bdfive

    bdfive Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pair of Java that have done fine in short Texas freezes. We'll have several nights below freezing but it does warm up during the day (it's 28 now). Last year we had a 10 degree night followed by a few in the teens with the freeze lingering through a day or 2. They did ok. My pens have a shed 20' wide and 10' deep with only the wall open into the rest of the pen overall 30' deep. The roof covers 20' of the 30' depth which keeps rain from reaching two 10' roosts in each pen so they stay dry from rain and other moisture falling like fog/dew. I'm now in the process of purchasing a Java peahen with friend buying the other 9 available. I don't have room for them. They have been housed in a huge pen in a field where winter winds can be strong. There is a small sheltered area but only walled on one side. My roosts are large cedar logs that we've used the chain saw to flatten the side they stand on so when roosting their feet are covered. I realize some of you have really harsh weather but here in the warmer parts of Texas people I know with Java have not had any problems to my knowledge.
     

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