When do I close the coop windows?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickie seal, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. chickie seal

    chickie seal Out Of The Brooder

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    It is certainly not cold yet, and seldom gets really cold in LA, but it is getting cooler. The windows to the coop have been wide open all summer. Am wondering how "cool" does it need to get for me to start closing the windows at night?
     
  2. mdbokc

    mdbokc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 22, 2009
    Oklahoma County, OK
    As long as you still have good ventilation with them closed, 40 degrees is where we start to close it up a little. We simply are making sure them are draft free below 40 degrees. Not worried about temps below that, just the draft/temp combination.
     
  3. bigoakhunter

    bigoakhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in Michigan and I still have coop windows open. Probably another month before i close them. It has gotten down to 30 degrees at night once or twice and is usually 40's.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I close them at 40 degrees.
     
  5. chickie seal

    chickie seal Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all the replies. Guess my chickens will enjoy open air almost year round!
     

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