Kitties and Cold...

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by BobwhiteQuailLover, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    Can kitties survive temperatures under 25 degrees F? Mine are outdoor cats, than stay in a pen next to our birds, and we are going to Illinois this weekend and i'm worried about them.. They have 3 walls, and the front is wire. We are going to put plywood around the whole front but keep a little bit open so they can look around outside. Plus a heat lamp through the winter, but we are going to do this after we get back from Illinois.. Do you guys think they will be fine?

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  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:as long as the cats have a place to hunker down thats dry and draft free they should be ok. barn cats survive all year round in unheated barns
     
  3. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    They have a draft free place in there, there is a blanket over half of the wood box I have for them.
     
  4. ChickenfootDuckbutt

    ChickenfootDuckbutt Chillin' With My Peeps

    they'll be fine, cats grow thick coats in fall if thats what they're used to.


    so long as they're healthy, and in good weight, cats are pretty tough.
     
  5. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    Oh, yes they are healthy. [​IMG]
    My one cat, Cinnamon, is naturally thin, we are thinking because she was a rescue, and starved.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Provide a sleeping box filled with hay/straw/blankets and they should be fine. A VERY FERAL cat showed up here last winter. She spent half the winter living under a coop/loft that houses some of my pigeons. She finally moved to a utility shed where I provided a sleeping box filled with hay. She was sleek, shiny, and fat. After a brush with a coyote this spring, she left. I thought that she had been killed, but she came back about a month ago. She will no longer go near the shed - I think the coyote trapped her in there. I'm not sure where she will spend this winter?
     
  7. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cats are pretty tough.
     
  8. HollyBird24

    HollyBird24 Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 10, 2011
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    My cats live outside all winter long, sometimes they sleep inside, sometimes they don't.
     
  9. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    Phew, thanks guys! I feel a TON better, we are having out neighbors watch over them. [​IMG]
     
  10. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heat lamps can be so dangerous...be careful. Our house burned from a light over some puppies and chicks in a garage.
    sharon
     

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