Minimum temp for seramas?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Cherlyn, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any idea what the coldest temp is in which seramas can live? Forties, fifties... are these ok? Keeping mine inside until I get the shed set up for all of the chickens, but it would be nice if I could let them out now, if it is safe for them.

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  2. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    How old are they?
     
  3. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    9 weeks. [​IMG]

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  4. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
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    Humm, where would you have them outside? What kind of shelter would they have right now? I would imagine it would be alright but I would maybe take them out for the day and bring them back in at night for a few days so they could get more used to it. I have some in the greenhouse about that age and they don't have any heat and we get down to the 40's and 50's at night lately but they have been out there since it was warm so they have gradually gotten used to it as it got cooler.
     
  5. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    It all depends on whether or not they were acclimated to those temps. Generally speaking, I've had adults Seramas do fine with drops in temps down to 17 degrees here in FL without a heat source. Younger birds will need more protection.
     
  6. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks... will work on getting them acclimated. [​IMG]

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