Out all night. Is she okay?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rainbowgardens, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. rainbowgardens

    rainbowgardens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my dominiques, we call her mutant because her comb is the single kind, got stuck outside last night. I'm guessing she roosted on a plastic covered straw bale up against the coop because there's a whole lot of poo there. It's in the corner where my small coop is attached to the larger coop. It has a little overhang and is on the downwind side.
    The temp was in the low 20's last night and there was no precipitation of any kind. I don't think it was windy. Do you think she'll have frostbite?
    How soon does that typically show up?

    I feel bad about shutting her out. She is the most skiddish and fearful, so she must have been hiding when I closed the door. I thought everybody was in, but didn't count.
     
  2. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    She's probably just fine. But, I think you should "restrict her privileges" for being a "naughtly girl" and staying out ALL NIGHT !!!

    -Junkmanme- [​IMG]
     
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Most likely she'll be fine, especially if she was able to stay out of the wind. And hopefully w/no precip, the humidity levels weren't high. Just keep an eye on her comb for a day or two...I'll bet she's fine...
     

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