What temperatures can my chickens stand?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by AmyRey, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. AmyRey

    AmyRey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2009
    Being in the deep south and picking what is supposed to be a "cold hardy" breed (orpingtons) I hadn't ever considered winterizing the coop.

    It's fully enclosed, but not insulated.

    Our winters here are very mild compared to those of some here. This week, we're in the mid 30's. The coldest we ever get is a few nights a year in the upper teens.

    Can I expect my girls to tolerate these temps without taking any additional measures?
  2. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Many posts have been started about temps..do a search and see if you can find someone in your area that has posted about their birds. It seems they can take it very cold as long as they are draft free and dry...Check out the search box and see if you can find your answers.. Good luck...Dixie

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