When to close the coop...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 1986newmans, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. 1986newmans

    1986newmans New Egg

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    Hi, we have 5 very hearty (like play in the snow and ice hearty) White Leghorn hens in very far north Texas (almost OK), and I finished their redesigned chicken coop just in time for this polar weather we are having. I've never closed the small door to the coop before, but with the north wind blowing the temps down to single digits, should I close them into the coop to keep them warm?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] If the coop door faces North, you may want to shut it. Otherwise, I would leave it open during the day.
     
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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    If there is going to be a lot of wind, you will want to shut the coop door. Chickens lose a lot of heat where there is wind.

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  4. Chickenloving

    Chickenloving Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :welcome If the wind is blowing strait in you might.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X4, depends on where the wind is blowing from, you can also put up some sort of wind break a foot or two in front of the door, piece of plywood, bales of straw etc.
     
  6. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]





    I would close and lock the door every night for safety [​IMG]

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    This is Bob the Cat and he can wipe out all your chickens in
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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