Temps in the 40s & sleeping outside?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dulcimer lady, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. dulcimer lady

    dulcimer lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silly chickens are sleeping atop the roof of their coop. It's going to get down into the mid 40s tonight. Will they be ok? Or should I go out there and plop them all in the coop?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    They'll be fine! Mine do it all the time. Actually, all of mine did that down to about 25F. At about 15F, the youngest and oldest went inside. Anyone over 8 months or so and under 6 stayed out.
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    I would put them in the coop. Not because it's going to be cool, but because it's safer to have them locked up at night.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Those owls love chickens roosting outside.

    Most chickens can really take the cold.

    Here it's the heat they can't take.
     
  5. Ed62

    Ed62 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I agree. Too many predators looking for some KFC. [​IMG]

    Ed
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    There's all kind of critters that would love a late night chicken snack. Lock them in their house at night. They'll get used it to it after a few nights and then they'll automatically go in just before sunset on their own.
     
  7. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For their safety and your sleeping better at night lock em up...[​IMG]
    When my dogs bark at night I do a mental check of did I lock this barn up and are the geese in their enclosure?
    Like being on call 24/7
     

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