Winters in San Diego

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by YDSD, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. YDSD

    YDSD New Egg

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    Hi,

    This will be the first our first winter with chickens. My husband built our chicken coop with a wire mesh floor to make it easier to keep clean and the coop is elevated about two feet off the ground, San Diego temperatures are pretty mild but will get down to the 40s F in Winter and I am wondering if this is going to be too cold for our hens. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Yoly
     
  2. That ain't no winter.....LOL, yes I realize southern Cal, gets cooler along the Pacific in winter, your birds will do great if kept out of the elements, kept well fed, dry, and clean, they can handle much colder temps than 40, unless they re some real tropical type birds, temps in around 32 and lower with a lot of drafts and moisture could cause problems, so keep em dry, keep em fed...
     
  3. YDSD

    YDSD New Egg

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    I know I'm paranoid... my husband rolls his eye to me about the chickens pretty frequently.
     
  4. LaPetiteFarmer

    LaPetiteFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We live in Vista (30 minutes from SD) and all our coops are elevated. The chickens love behind under their coop during the day and go inside only at night.
    Your chickens are going to be perfectly ok, don't worry [​IMG]
     

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