showgirls and cold??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by klf73, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I hatched some showgirls 11 weeks ago, they are still in my basement [​IMG] . I want to put them out but dh is afraid of them freezing their poor naked necks. It is only in the teens today. How do they handle the cold? I have an insulated coop and a lot of bantys. Can they go out?
     
  2. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    I know Caitlin is from Maine and she has showgirls and has hers out.YOur's are young yet I know they are more hearty when they are fully feathered out.I would think maybe chekc the temp. in your coop and then gradually adjust them down in temp.It is hard on any animal to just take them from inside the heated house and then throw them outside without heat.They need time to adjust.I know my banties which are cochins I put out in the barn at 1wk.it was middle of may a couple of nites it was really cold so I had a heat lamp low to the ground attached to plastic tote turned on its side they stayed in that alot I put the food and h20 bowls out further so they had to venture out to get it.
     
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    They do fine in the cold once they're grown and acclimated. At 11 weeks, I would still keep them inside as they're still a bit young to be going out into that weather. [​IMG]
     

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