Who shut the little hatch door on coops these cold nights?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by winekntrychicks, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

    Jul 26, 2008
    Sebastopol, CA
    It got to 24 here in California last night. Who shuts the little hatch door on their coop?
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    The pop door? Ours gets closed every night. We live in the middle of the woods. LOL
    It's been dropping to about 0-5 degrees at night here. The barn is draft free.
  3. clayhill

    clayhill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 17, 2008
    Lee County, Arkansas
    Here in the Arkansas boonies I close the door every night, more for their protection from predators than anything else. It has been down in the 20's lately and I've run a heat lamp overnight just for their comfort.
  4. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Ours get shut every night, too ~ and the heat lamps activate below 35.
  5. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    i brought my birds in :-D
  6. The birds all get put away in the wire mesh stalls. The radio is on, the "nite light" goes on at dusk and the barn door is closed, evey night.
  7. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    pop door is latched at night here too. all seasons, every single night.
  8. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2008
    Yup....same here. All doors are shut down tight every night...summer, winter, fall and spring.
  9. mistylady

    mistylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2008
    Ohio near Coshocton
    I close the door and count chickens every night at 5. If the weather is too cold like today (28 and misty) then the door stays shut all day and I give them a special treat of carrots or something and sit in the straw and converse with them at least twice during the day. We talked about what they want for Christmas today. They said they would like some greens. [​IMG] Spoiled? No ... they're just loved! [​IMG]
  10. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    I'm in CA too, and I shut the pophole door every night, but it has a screen on it for ventilation. I shut the glass window for the first time last week.

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