what is too cold

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Berynn, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. Berynn

    Berynn Cooped Up

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    I live in riverside ca. It is going to get down to the 40's tonight. Will my pullets freeze to death, they are four months old?
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  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    There is NO WAY your chickens will freeze to death in Riverside! [​IMG] My coop temp is down to around 13 right now.....
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    With the temps we've been having ....low single digits to teens...my chickens would think 40 is a balmy day!! I don't think you need to worry about yours.
     
  4. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a draft free coop to put them in for the night? They should be fine in those temps. If it's in the 40's outside it will be warmer in a coop. Is your coop insulated.

    I didn't even use any heat here when it dipped in the 20's and mine were fine.
     
  5. Hawkster318

    Hawkster318 Out Of The Brooder

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    Friday night the low here was -12 (windchill somewhere below that...)

    I went to check on the girls Sat. morning, and the door to the coop had gotten opened by the wind(improperly latched) Everyone was fine, but it was a scary moment. Fixed the latch to make sure it doesn't happen again.
     
  6. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only a Californian would think 40 is freezing to death! I'm in upstate New York. It gets below zero here and the chickens are just fine. I don't turn on their heat lamp unless it's in the single digits. They'll be fine as long as they can get inside out of the weather when they want to.
     
  7. sclanimals

    sclanimals Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've been -5 lately here in Utah. My birds just find a spot in our hay stack and bed down for the night. They lay between the bales. That's where I'd be too if I was out there. We haven't had any problems so far. I also have some 4 month olds that just seem to take it in stride. Everybody huddles!
     
  8. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Smitty's Farm :

    Do you have a draft free coop to put them in for the night? They should be fine in those temps. If it's in the 40's outside it will be warmer in a coop. Is your coop insulated.

    I didn't even use any heat here when it dipped in the 20's and mine were fine.

    [​IMG] see.told you they would be [​IMG]
     
  9. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Just make sure they're not in a draft. Being raised in Riverside, I'm sure they're just as shocked at 40 degrees as you are.
     
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  10. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
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    I can't wait for 40 degree weather! It's been 15 or less these few days. I panicked and stapled old bathmats to the outside of their coop. It looks like shanty town, but they were cozy! [​IMG]
     

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