winter

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bigmac03, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. bigmac03

    bigmac03 Out Of The Brooder

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    OK,
    MY REDSTARS ARE 20 WEEKS OLD AND HAVE A CEDAR COOP. MY QUESTION IS DO I NEED HEAT IN THE COOP OR WILL THEYPRODUCE ENOUGH?
     
  2. RWD

    RWD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many, how big is coop, what part of the country do you live in? Info always helps with answers......
     
  3. bigmac03

    bigmac03 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ya i guess you right lol. I live in north east mississippi there house is 6x6 and i have 10 redstars.[​IMG]
     
  4. stm121184

    stm121184 New Egg

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    Down in SE Texas. At what temp do I need to turn on the warmers for chickens/ducks? This cold front next week is worth watching for us. 40' × 40' yard with 18' × 8' coup.
     
  5. RWD

    RWD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bigmac03 - With 10 grown chickens in a 6x6 house with good ventilation and able to stay out of the wind and stay dry, they will be fine all winter.
     
  6. RWD

    RWD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No grown chicken or duck ever needs supplemental heat in SE Texas......
     
  7. bigmac03

    bigmac03 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks i wasnt sure since we have a "ARTIC BLAST COMING" lol next week but thanks
     
  8. Beer can

    Beer can Overrun With Chickens

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    I live in upstate NY and it can get below zero here. I only have eight chickens, nine counting the roo, in a 8'x16' coop, they will be fine. Maybe they would need heat if they were little silkies, I heard they dont do good in cold.
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2014
  9. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Yes I agree. Your hens will be fine. Here in Tennessee, it's not uncommon for the temps to drop below 0F. I keep my Chickens and Ducks in semi open coops and they do just fine, so don't worry.
     

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