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Peafowl Temp outside.. will the by ok in 28 degree temps..

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by texascowboy1979, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. texascowboy1979

    texascowboy1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Were expecting a freeze at about 28 or 25 degrees... will the Peafowl be ok outside in there little house... They have a heat lamp of 120 watts in there little house..

    HEre is what I have..

    Indian Blues
    Javas... " I Plan on bringing the Java's Into the barn... but the Indian BLues are loose outside...

    There are several places in the barn and places for them to get out of the cold for the birds... but will they know to go there? they are all loose

    The freeze should last 2 days...
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2010
  2. Tad

    Tad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering same thing, I have a heat lamp on mine, I live just up the road from you in weslaco, but I am getting 10 of them tomorrow were going to haul them in an enclosed trailer due to the weather.
     
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    The India Blues will be fine without heat.......Mine do fine in 0 temp and below.

    The Java, I would keep them around 32f and above.

    Some people even free range their blues year round up here in the Northern winter.
     
  4. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

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    Same as above, my IBs are fine in the cold, they mostly stay in the shelter to avoid the snow but the cold doesn't seem to bother them.
     
  5. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are out there with no heat and it's -28F... I could say that they take the cold fine (except the Java's and hi percentage), but it also has to do with what they are used to, and how fast the temps drop. I feel for my critters, we are supposed to have 32 on Tuesday. That's a 60 degree rise in less than 5 days. Then it'll probably drop again just as fast. I worry more about the radical fluctuations than the cold temperatures themselves.
     
  6. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    I worry more about the radical fluctuations than the cold temperatures themselves.

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  7. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    it's been in the teens or low 20's here for the last week and a half. They havent even noticed, neither have my javas and imperators (they are from 6 months to 2 years) none have had heat, all are doing great. If it were to get much colder I would put heat on the greens, but they wouldnt use it... They never go into their shelter
     
  8. TV

    TV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's -5 here in Kansas this morning with -25 wind chill. It's been below freezing here since before Christmas and free range IB Purples and Spauldings roosting in trees and doing fine.. They don't like it but they're coping.
     
  9. texascowboy1979

    texascowboy1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thats great... Im glad I dont have to worry about my birds now... I guess we all have to cop with the cold.
     
  10. Tad

    Tad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    got my new group yesterday, ended up with 4 males and 6 hens, gonna keep one male and sell off the others, they seem to be adjusting well!!
     

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