Sweater or no sweater?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by PerfectPlumage, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. PerfectPlumage

    PerfectPlumage Chillin' With My Peeps

    I REALLY want some frizzle seramas, but I have never had a frizzle and heard they can't trap heat in there feathers like smooth chickens can. And I am guessing a seramas tiny size will make them even colder. So, if I get frizzled seramas, could I make them little chicken jackets for winter? I would get squares of warm fabric and layer them, cut them into the right shape, sow them, etc. Wouldn't be knitted.
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    I have frizzles, and they don't have any problems dealing with the cold weather in their uninsulated coop. That being said, I've read that Seramas are a little sensitive to the cold. I think an insulated coop or a heat lamp may be your best options. I can see lots of things going wrong with a sweater, like it hanging on something, or getting wet and chilling them.
  3. PerfectPlumage

    PerfectPlumage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Insulating the coop would be pretty hard.. It's a big stall in a barn. And there's no outlets in the barn and it can very, very, easily catch on fire.. Very dry wood, hole barn is full of straw.

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