When to close windows in my Coop??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by shellybean40, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has been getting into the 40s at night and I was wondering if it is time to close the windows in my converted playhouse/coop at night. There are 3 large windows, and the long roost is right up to one of them. I know chickens are cold hardy, but would it hurt to close them at night and reopen in the day? Our temps are still close to 80 during the day.

    Shelly
     
  2. urbanfarmer101

    urbanfarmer101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I close the window closest to the perch at night. I do leave the other window 2'x4' open. Just so there is not a draft blowing across them.
     
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in Texas also & the weather is great. It sounds like your set up is like mine. My birds seem fine. I got my first egg yesterday so I'm not gonna change anything that's for sure. Enjoy the weather & your birds. After the hot summer we had its great to get things done without sweating.
     

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