What's the lowest temperature young Golden sex-link pullets can live in???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickencuddles, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. chickencuddles

    chickencuddles New Egg

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    It's winter time here in Sydney and the temperature goes down to 0 degrees centigrade( 32 degrees f) can they survive? (they are already in the coop)
     
  2. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    They can survive that fine (I'm not that far from you) as long as they are out of the wind chill and as long as they have gotten used to it slowly. ie you wouldn't throw birds straight from a brooder into zero temps.

    They should all huddle together as well which will keep them warmer too.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    How young?

    Generally, once they're fully feathered, they're good to go. Keep the wind out and give them a dry place and they'll be fine.
     
  4. 4 the Birds

    4 the Birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Generally they are fully feathered at 8 weeks of age. Before that... they should have warm weather or a lamp added during cold.

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