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Temperatures

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicky1981, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Chicky1981

    Chicky1981 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have what may be a stupid question.

    Is there a certain temperature that chickens like to lay? I know they need 14 hours of sunlight. Is there any thing else?
     
  2. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

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    I don't think there is a specific temperature so much as that the chicken be comfortable and healthy, which some cold hardy breeds can be down to extremely cold temperatures. We have a small, unheated, unlighted coop for our girls - nights have been in the 20s and terribly windy of late, too. Our BA just started laying last week and has been doing so like a machine the whole darn week - the temperature and weather don't seem to bother her a bit.
     

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