Too cold for lone roo?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Mykee, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Mykee

    Mykee Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a four year old Buff Orp roo who lives by himself due to hen and health issues. It is -3 F here tonight with the windchill, and he seemed really cold and all his feathers were puffed out. I put bag balm on his comb to help with frostbite; especially important because he has already gotten some, despite precautions. Is this too cold for a single bachelor roo living alone?
  2. ll

    ll Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would say yes, I saw a photo of someone's perch -they had a stuffed animal strapped to it for snuggling. You could make him a sleeping box. Stack hay bales around him maybe. Good luck.
  3. Mykee

    Mykee Chillin' With My Peeps

    He seemed all right tonight. It's a little warmer, with cloud cover and no wind. My 6 year old Dom hen has staked out the nest box for herself.

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