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We hit the national low of -36 last night

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ckelley, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. ckelley

    ckelley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls were happy and healthy when I checked on them this morning!

    When it was -25 their coop was at -8, I don't know what it was when it hit -36.

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  2. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that with windchill? Last night we has -22 without windchill but we had -36 at 9pm
     
  3. ckelley

    ckelley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, it was not with windchill.

    Temps were much better last night, but they predict we are to get rain this week... so bizarre.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Windchill only matters if you're out in the wind. Birds in the coop overnight shouldn't be subjected to windchill, or you need to do some coop modifications.
     
  5. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I know. I was just asking wondering if for the national low they include windchill.
    I never said anything about it being that cold in my coop so I'm confused on why you even brought that up. My coop is usually above zero if you want to know seeming as you made the comment above [​IMG]
     
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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It's just that folks seem to get all freaked out about wind chill numbers, when they really don't apply to birds in a coop. Just trying to keep things in perspective for all the newbies who get concerned about their birds and the cold.
     
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  7. Ljc01

    Ljc01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad I live in Calif. The heck with the chickens, I would never survive -36*. LOL
     
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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Right?!? I'm in wet southern Oregon and the entire town was closed down last week cause it was below freezing.
     
  9. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member



    Sure you would, even if you wished you didn't.:lau
     
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