RIR in winter in SC?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Crieke, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. Crieke

    Crieke New Egg

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    Hey guys! New member, first thread! (is there a bell to ring or something?)

    I live in South Carolina and have 6 RIR hens (Well maybe 5 and a Roo--the jury is still out on how he/she identifies herself - what bathroom to use etc... The one in my avatar.

    If they are closed in a coop with wood siding, metal roof in winter where it can get down in the teens at night do they need any source of heat? I hear RIRs are cold tolerant...
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Crieke, and :welcome. Great to have you here. Yes, your RIRs should be able to stand anything a South Carolina winter can throw at them. Since they have an enclosed coop,you will have no worries. Where I live we get the occasional zero degrees or a couple degrees below and my birds, in their all metal uninsulated coop, are fine. Birds put off a lot of body heat. Best of luck to you!
     
  3. Crieke

    Crieke New Egg

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    Thanks! Didn't want Chick-sicles my first try at chickening! Is that a thing? Chickening? LOL.

    Chris
     
  4. redsoxs

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    I think both chick-sickles and chickening are things! :lau
     
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    Welcome to BYC. BTW your avatar is a rooster. Great that you jointed the flock.
     
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