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kathy

  • Joined Feb 2009
freezing temperatures
« on: February 11, 2009, 09:49:18 pm »
Hi, sure I'm being silly, but haviong just brought my chickens home, I now see that wea are due another cold snap -4 tonight, do they need any extra protection from these temps? Thanks, Kathy
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doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Clackmannanshire
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Re: freezing temperatures
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2009, 10:46:17 pm »
Just a cosy shed and lots of extra straw and they'll be fine.  Make sure they are shut in around dusk and they have plenty of food during the day.
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
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Re: freezing temperatures
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2009, 09:16:55 am »
Remember they are wearing a duvet! They'll huddle for warmth.

Castle Farm

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • Hereford/Powys Border. near Hay-on-Wye
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Re: freezing temperatures
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2009, 11:14:41 am »
I have put a bit about poultry in cold weather on my blog..

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doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
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Re: freezing temperatures
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2009, 11:45:57 am »
Excellent website and blog. Thank you
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

 

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