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natural winter instinct

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by davecash, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. davecash

    davecash Songster

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    do the chickens naturally huddle together for warmth in the cold winter months?
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Mine huddle all the time.
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Just like football players, yes.
     
  4. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    BUT are the football players COLD? Do they need more padding under the uniform? Poor boys... now I feel bad for them - I'll start knitting a sweater!
     
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Those plastic cups get COLD!
     
  6. ella

    ella Songster

    [​IMG] [​IMG] perhaps a tiny sweater?...and no futher comment on the above post.

    I was always worried about the chickens in the cold, I couldn't believe it when they would spend the day out in temps around 0 but I have seen when the get cold they DO come in.

    My EE roo was particularly sensitive, he'd run in the coop and settle down into the bedding to warm up, then he'd run back out to check on his ladies.

    If they have shelter they will use it if they need to. Even a couple of hay bales placed in a semicircle will do. [​IMG]
     

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