- May 9, 2014
I have a question I am hoping that your experience can give me a idea of what to do. My wife and I are raising 6 RRR's and they are doing great, they are about 7 months old and are fully feathered. With winter coming (we live in Colorado) i have a concern that the girls are roosting out side in the run instead of in the coop. The run is fully secure with hardware cloth all around and I have also put up covers to fully inclose them when the weather gets nasty. But my feeling is that when the weather gets really cold (like 20 degrees or less they they should be in the coop so they can share body heat. I am thinking that I will take down the roost in the run at night to force them to go inside where I can close them in for the cold nights. There are roosts in the coop and they have stayed in there when they first were put outside, but this past summer they have gotten used to staying outside in the run. Please let me know what you guys think and maybe some suggestions as to how to get them back in the coop for the winter.