Rapped drop in temperature

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cary 1973, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Rapped drop in temperature

    So I keep reading one reason you don’t put a heater into a coop is if the power goes out the chickens will NOT be used the cold and can kill them.

    The reason for the post: I live in Las Vegas Nevada (well suburb Henderson) for the last few weeks we are still in the high 70’s and our lows are in according to my back yard thermometer 6am was 71 this morning and last night at 7pm we were still 78 this has been the temperature for pretty much all of November and start of December. Now the News is saying Monday night we are going to drop drastically to 30 the day time high Monday still in high 70’s but the low in going to be 30 and then we are starting are cold spell.

    My question: with such a rapped drop literally over night and my chickens used to the warm weather are they in danger of dying because they are not used to it. Should I bring them inside Monday night and put them in there corner?
     
  2. dreamcatcherarabians

    dreamcatcherarabians Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your chickens go into the coop at night, they huddle together for warmth. Our high yesterday was 80 and our low was in the 60's. Today we'll be high in the 60s and low 31, rest of the week will be the same. They should be fine.
     
  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    We have done that here, they should be fine in their coop. Mine has a large 2x6 roost so they can protect the feet and they line up all in a row.

    I think the issue with the heatlamp is that can change in a matter of seconds vs the weather which even a rapid drop is done over hours.
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2012

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