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Molting Birds in Cold Weather

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by KBandthegirls, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. KBandthegirls

    KBandthegirls New Egg

    Nov 11, 2009
    I have 2 chickens that have started to molt. The temperature has dropped down to 25 degrees and I am afraid they will freeze..!! Will they? or am I just worried about nothing? Help!
  2. VA from WV

    VA from WV Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 26, 2009
    Eastern Pandhandle WV
    Put a light bulb in the coop. You only need enough additional heat to keep the temp above freezing.
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    My hens have been molting as well despite the temperatures here hovering between 20 and 40. I haven't been using any supplemental lighting and my girls have been fine. I have only been making sure they stay in where it's dry on rainy days, so they don't get wet and chilled.
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Mother Nature knows what she's doing. If their molt hasn't been artificially induced, they'll be fine.

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