Molting Birds in Cold Weather

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

  1. KBandthegirls

    KBandthegirls New Egg

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    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

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    Put a light bulb in the coop. You only need enough additional heat to keep the temp above freezing.
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    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!

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

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