WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO KEEP MY CHICKEN KIDS WARM?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by winekntrychicks, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

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    We have had a couple of 30 nights. No electricity to the coops. What is the best way to keep the kids warm at night. I have 7 big kids in one coop and 3 bantam silkies in the other coop. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Give them a down comforter - OH WAIT - they already HAVE one of those!

    They'll be fine, just tell them about my chickens in Nebraskan winter - and they'll feel better! [​IMG] Make sure there are no drafts and they'll do fine, don't worry so much.
     
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  3. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

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    Hi, thanks. Another question. What is the difference between draft and ventilation. I've been keeping their little door open at night so they can go into the run at will; but when dh built the coop he built the roof up about 1 inch from the rest of the coop. In addition, he built a window opening covered it with hardware mesh and it has a wooden door that you can close at night, which Iv'e done that. So I am a little confused on what is ventilation as apposed to draft. My Dad gets disgusted with me over my pampered chickens. Thanks again [​IMG]
     

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