Winter weather and Bantams

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by TinyTotsSeramas, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    This is my first winter with chickens and I have 9 (soon to be more) Seramas and I was wondering how they do durring the winter (I remember reading that they dont do well) and besides heat lamps, what else could I use to keep them from getting cold? I have access to alot hay an straw and in the coming week or so my Serama coop is being built (4 separate coops an runs) so I cant run a heat lamp to every single bird.. and advice please?
     
  2. DaughterOfEve

    DaughterOfEve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only have one serama in my bantam flock but she wintered with a roo this past winter with a heat lamp inside my coop. They are not know for being cold hardy so a solid insulated coop is a must.
     
  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't have serama's, but I have silkies and a teeny silkie/ oegb cross. They all did fine last winter, no extra heat and an uninsulated coop. They were only about 7-8 weeks when I put them outside, in december. I just made sure there was a thick pile of bedding, and no drafts.
     

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