1. farmgirl1995

    farmgirl1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in the mountains in Georgia and it gets pretty cold here. I have around 45 chickens currently and winter is approaching. Two of my coops will be warm enough but the last one is pretty open....how should I keep my babies warm?
     
  2. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Um, can you post some pictures of that one you need advise on? It would help us to give you some direction. [​IMG]
     
  3. DutchieWannabe

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    What are the temps in the winter? I can imagine It getting real cold there in the south, but from what i've read Ventilation is best, especially with 45 cluckers!
     
  4. farmgirl1995

    farmgirl1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @Schultz Yes I'll try:) @DutchieWannabe It gets pretty cold. Below freezing sometimes but not for long periods of time. Hehe, well I'm afraid of them getting cold:(
     
  5. Marshmallow Man

    Marshmallow Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cover the windows that will cause them to be have drafts on them with a heavy sheet plastic. Just cut some furring strips to go around the edges and screw them to the wood with the sheeting underneath. That way you still get sun through the plastic to help warm the inside. Be sure there is plenty of ventilation up high to suck the moist air out. Yes that's where the warm air is at but it has the most moisture in it. Chickens can handle cold. It's the drafts that get them.

    We get lows down below freezing on occasion with an avg day temp in the mid 30's and nights in the mid teens. Coops are all sound with dirt floors and ventilation through open eaves. Never had a problem. Be sure the roost bars are wide enough that the chickens can squat and cover their feet with their feathers. Keep the inside of the coop dry.
     
  6. farmgirl1995

    farmgirl1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great idea. Will do. Thank you!
     

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