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Svart Honas insist on sleeping outside in the freezing temperatures

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by abenitez1989, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. abenitez1989

    abenitez1989 New Egg

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    Hi,

    I have 3 Svart Honas that refuse to go into a heated coop on their own. During the summer months it was no problem. However, with nightime temps getting below 10 degrees, I am concerned that it is time to sleep inside. They will go inside to nest but that's it. So far they seem fine and I understand this is a cold hardy breed.

    Anyone else dealt with this? Should I be concerned?
     
  2. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    I have repeatly and have had to lock them in a covered pen to stop this, even with this measure they try to roost on top of the coop. IMO they are super hardy and won't be phased by a this, honestly it the predators I would more fear then them freezing to death.
     
  3. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    My svarts do that same thing. I locked mine up and didn't let them out for a solid month. So far they are still going back inside at night
     
  4. abenitez1989

    abenitez1989 New Egg

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    I spent over a week putting them away by hand hoping they would get the message. They are in a fenced enclosure and roost on a roof prop so predators are no issue. Im just worried they will get sick.
     

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