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Rain all day now temps dropping. What do I do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cmwhite23, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. cmwhite23

    cmwhite23 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 9 chickens. It's been raining all day and now the forecast is calling for dropping temperatures to below freezing. When I did my daily feed and egg collect I noticed all the chickens were soak and wet. I'm afraid they might freeze tonight. What should I do?
     
  2. BamaSilkies

    BamaSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a brooder light that you could hang up in the coop. Keep it up high enough not to start a fire but low enough that they can get under to dry? Then tomorrow you could raise the light some and then remove. Or could take a hair dryer out there and dry them one at a time.
     
  3. THELMA

    THELMA Out Of The Brooder

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    I do dry my little bantams off with a hairdryer on a low setting if its going to be exceptionally cold. If they are LF they should be OK
     
  4. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I blow mine dry too. Make sure they have dry bedding too... Definitely try to get a heat lamp in there... dont want any frostbite!
     

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