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Lone Chicken with weather below freezing!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WinterChicks, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. WinterChicks

    WinterChicks Chirping

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    Hey, I have a lone chicken with weather below freezing..I am trying to get another. What should i do?!
     

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    Hello [​IMG] and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Well, if you have one chicken all by herself I would bring her either in the garage or the basement to sleep at night. Even with two birds I would

    put a heating lamp or bring them inside. Hope you figure it out!

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  3. WinterChicks

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    I could bring her in our mudroom to sleep in a cage *maybe*...we have no basement/garage though. What about with 3?
     
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    familyfarm1 Crowing

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    Yes, you could bring her in the mudroom in a cage. With three.....[​IMG] That one is hard, some people would say keep outside side while others say that is not enough chickens, if you do put them outside (three) I would put a heating lamp for chickens in the coop.
     
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    I currently have her in the coop...she has been eating cracked corn and is shy. She is really pretty..She has been roosting. I have a heat lamp on, and the big window closed. I go out and check on her and I just gave her some pears.
     
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    We brought her into the mudroom for the night...hoping to have a chicken by Saturday for her.
     
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    UPDATE I bring her into the mudroom every evening..between 5 and 6 in a big cage with shavings, cracked corn, water and a heater in the room. She goes in the run/coop between 10am-12pm in the morning. We are getting some chickens tommorow so she won't be lonely long. :)

    Thanks for all the help guys!
     

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