??? weather affect??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by david3389, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. david3389

    david3389 Out Of The Brooder

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    im gona get about 10 chickens this week, but im hesitating because it gets very cold at nite, below zero.... should i wait a while???
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    More info would help...how old are the chickens? What are their housing facilities going to be......etc.
     
  3. david3389

    david3389 Out Of The Brooder

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    insulated shed, but the temp is still drops there pretty low, we gona put heater for nites, ill post pix later its medium sized coop
     
  4. david3389

    david3389 Out Of The Brooder

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    the chickens will be bout 2yrs old
     
  5. kayri

    kayri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What was their last living situation? Were they in an unheated coop? If they have been living in an unheated coop all winter they will most likely be fine. Although it is unsubstantiated, I think they would have problems going from 65 to 30, but will be OK if they have had time to acclimate.

    Mine have been fine all winter in their insulated, but unheated coop.
     
  6. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

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    Try to find out what the night time temps have been where they are coming from and what type housing they are use to. If similar to yours, should be ok. Post pictures when you can! What kind of chickens are they?
     

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