worried about winter

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by AidensChicks, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. AidensChicks

    AidensChicks Hatching

    Jan 14, 2014
    Ok so this is my first winter with my babies. And they are still young. They will be a year old in February. They stay perched outside at night even if its been close to freezing. Im worried that they will get sick. Should I build an inclosed perching area? They dont have a perch in the hen house.
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Don't worry about winter. They won't get sick if they don't get wet. Worry about predators.
    You do need a roost in the coop.
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Put a roost inside the hen house, and a secure door on it - close it each night. I agree with chickencanoe - if your birds aren't kept inside a secure pen (including roof), you won't have to worry about them being too cold at night...you're going to have worry about them being too dead, because soon enough a predator will find them.

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