1. sordi3

    sordi3 New Egg

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    Not sure if this is the right place to ask this...i'm in raleigh area, north carolina. Getting a super cold front this evening for the next few days...from 50/60 to 12 (degrees) my flock is <1 year old, healthy (except for one handicapped hen). I do not heat the coop normally, but was thinking maybe i should for the next few days just due to the drastic changes in temps...was looking for others opinions on this. Wwyd?
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2015
  2. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fully feathered chickens should handle that temp just find so long as there's no draft/breeze blowing over them. A heat lamp in the coop is a much greater danger to them IMO.
     
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  3. WNCcluck

    WNCcluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't worry about chickens in Raleigh. They'll be fine. Do what you always do and sleep well.
     
  4. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's been 10 to twenty below zero all week and I'm not heating my coop. We experience these temperatures for extended periods of time
     

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