Keeping Bantams Warm in Winter in Brisbane, Australia - Advice Please

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Aussie new mum, May 2, 2009.

  1. Aussie new mum

    Aussie new mum Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 21, 2008
    Brisbane, Queensland
    We are in Brisbane, Australia and have just entered Autumn. The nights are getting chillier and in winter our days are a minimum of 17 C (63F) and nights between 8 & 10 C (47 - 50 F). I have 2 bantams - the bottom of the coop is open but they have a ramp that leads to an upstairs fully enclosed sleeping/perching area (except for where the door for the ramp is). I have made removable panels to cover the side and back of the coop but want to know if they will be warm enough in the sleeping area on their perch or if I need to insulate their sleeping area? Any advice would be appreciated.
    Thank you
  2. SoJoChickens

    SoJoChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2009
    Fountain Green, UT
    As long as the nesting area is not drafty, you should be fine. Provide plenty of bedding for insulation and they will stay warm.

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