Winter is coming

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by htg722, Nov 13, 2016.

  1. htg722

    htg722 Out Of The Brooder

    May 1, 2016
    Hello, I live in Michigan and as you can imagine, it gets pretty cold. I have a freeranging peacock and hen who I close up in the barn at night . There is an evil rumor of a polar vortex (cold as hell) winter that may hit us. I could put in a heating bulb but they roost in the rafters at night so therefore worthless. What do you folks do?
  2. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    If I were going to provide some heat I would make a heated roost. Be sure you have a flat 2x4 for them to roost on so the toes don't get frost bit.
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  3. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2016
    In my pens I usually do heated roosts or I run a small heater depending on how bad it gets.
  4. Kali-Peep

    Kali-Peep Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 30, 2013
    Northern Michigan
    I'm in the UP and I've never had a problem with my India Blues. They are happy as long as they have full bellies and shelter from the wind and snow.
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