Molting chickens and the cold

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 3chickchicks, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. 3chickchicks

    3chickchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure if I should bring them in tonight. Two of mine are going through a really hard molt. It's going to get down to 23 tonight when it was in the 80's just the other day. It's 38 degrees right now and they're inside the coop. Last year it got into the teens and they were out and about but they also weren't molting.

    Will they be alright you think?
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2014
  2. 3chickchicks

    3chickchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help?
     
  3. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of us are in the same position except it's supposed to be -9 tonight for mine. Make sure they go to bed with a crop full of food, bed the floor heavily to provide insulation and if you need to cut down on the ventilation, cover part with plastic. Mine are in an old stall with the top half open and they do fine.
     

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