New pullets and huge storm

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lpfdco237, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. lpfdco237

    lpfdco237 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm picking up 6 pullets tomorrow. They're about 7 weeks. Tuesday were supposed to get hit with a massive snow storm - they're calling for up to 2 feet. I have a secure coop and run with an automatic door with a light sensor. Do I let the door open or is it better to keep them locked in the coop and avoid any wind/snow?
     
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd keep them locked up.
     
  3. bobbi-j

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    I'd leave the pop door open for ventilation and fresh air. They're not likely to go out in it anyway.
     
  4. lpfdco237

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    I have a window and vent to provide fresh air and a cross ventilation. I'm more concerned with a cold wind and snow getting in more than I am about them going out.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I'd leave them closed in...providing that your coop is of adequate size for 6 birds and has good ventilation.
    Not just because of the weather, but to 'home' them to the coop itself....usually good to do for a week or so, especially if you plan to free range.
    For the future tho you should think about protecting the pop door and/or your run so birds can outside as much as possible during inclement weather.

    ETA: just had a thought.... these are your only birds, and not an integration with an existing flock situation??
     
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    lpfdco237 Out Of The Brooder

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    Not free ranging and not integrating. These are the first 6.

    I'm going to keep them in the coop until the storm passes and leave the vents open. Hopefully they'll be fine.
     
  7. chickens really

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    Yes, smart move.....Leave them in the Coop till the weather warms up...Then let out into the Coop....Chickens need time to think of the Coop as home anyways...Then let out into the run...

    Best wishes..;)


    Cheers!
     
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