worried about winter

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

  1. AidensChicks

    AidensChicks New Egg

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    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 Chicken Obsessed

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    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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