Minus 4 this morning.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Gramma5, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. Gramma5

    Gramma5 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 4, 2013
    Syracuse, NY
    With a 20 below wind chill. I'm glad I'm home all day to keep an eye on my girls. It's generally pretty cold here, but this morning is a doozy. It's only supposed to hit 4 degrees today.

    I took a big bowl of warm oatmeal out to them first thing this morning and I'll keep changing out their frozen water throughout the day. I feel bad for them and I'm trying not to break down and heat the coop. I know there are people who keep chickens in way colder weather than this.

    Hopefully the whole winter isn't going to be like this!
  2. 4 the Birds

    4 the Birds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2010
    Westfield, Indiana
    Not a good time to acclimate your birds to the cold. Survival should be at the forefront if you think that you birds will not do well without adding a lamp to snuggle near. I could not even imagine doing without heated water dispensers!

  3. snowflake

    snowflake Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 21, 2009
    Belding Michigan
    -16 here birds are doing well no heat added heated waterer working well only a little ice around the edges

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