Texas weather.

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Chick-a-dow-dee, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. Chick-a-dow-dee

    Chick-a-dow-dee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm putting this on the Texas page because only Texans understand Texas weather and how varied it can be. I live in deep South Texas, right off the Mexico boarder. Right now it's raining, kind of, and the temperature is going to hang around 49-50. In the north that's summer, down here that's cold and I have the heaters on. I have 5 Buff Orpingtons and 3 Ameraucanas, one of which I believe to be a rooster all others are pullets, they are about 4 weeks old and yesterday I put them in a coop, pictured below, when it was 70 degrees out they of course loved it but it will be 49-55 until Tuesday. Do I need more heat for them?[​IMG]
    I have them pinned in the enclosed part with grass and pine wood shavings, along with their food of course.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    If they can get up into that coop, out of the wind, and have some hay or whatever to snuggle down into, they should be fine. Even at that age, I think heat is more of a threat than cold. You may find you need to make one or two of those solid walls hardware cloth once they are past about 6 weeks and the real heat starts.
     
  3. Chick-a-dow-dee

    Chick-a-dow-dee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That top enclosure us solid on all sides and I can sht the door that leads to it, also there is a nest box on the far left, you probably can't see it. But I went a head and brought them in they're literally lounging in front of the heater. Lol. But good info, thank you.
     

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