Stupid question about wind chill.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lengel, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. lengel

    lengel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    If my birds are in an enclosed tractor/coop, the wind chill factor doesn't matter, right?

    It's 20 here now with a wind chill of 2.
  2. domino7

    domino7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    You are correct. The wind chill only applies to exposed human skin. Imo, it's kind of silly. Now, they even have "heat index" in the summer. Give me a break lol.
  3. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Quote:As Domino mentioned, if it is not exposed to wind, then the wind chill does not matter.

    Wind chill and heat index are important for health reasons. Wind removes heat from the body and if the temperature is cold enough, it can cause hypothermia and other issues much quicker. Same with the heat index with issues such as heat stroke and exhaustion. But, you are right, they are silly in the sense that if you have access to indoors and comfortable temperatures, it doesn't really matter. Cold is cold and hot is hot.

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