When does it get too cold for chickens?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jmod, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. jmod

    jmod New Egg

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    Just need to know if i should get a heat lamp for the winter... it will probably only get down to about 30 degrees at the most because i live in arizona.
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. chickenbythesea

    chickenbythesea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we get down to 5 degrees (fahrenheit) here and our chickens do just fine
     
  4. ScottM

    ScottM Chillin' With My Peeps

    My birds have no problems, still frolick outside, etc without heat and it was -20 just the other day. That's about -10F
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2012
  5. cracked egg

    cracked egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The birds are made for the cold, if they weren't there wouldn't be any. The wind is the worst on them when it gets cold(single digit or minus temps) as long as they have a sheltered place they will be fine. They are a lot tougher and smarter than given credit for.
     
  6. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    We get to minus double digits here (upstate NY) and don't need a heat lamp. Pretty sure no one in Arizona will need one =) =)..
     

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