Is Everyone Still Alive or Did Y'All Freeze?

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Black_And_Blue
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Post Fri. Jan. 21, 2011 4:19 pm

The freeze is actually coming next 3 days, sub zero lows.

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I'm On Fire
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Post Fri. Jan. 21, 2011 5:15 pm

I just looked at Accuweather and they are saying -10 by 00 tomorrow morning (that's midnight).

I've been running the DS at 510º and it's been keeping the house at 73º+ looks like I may bump it up to 550º or so.

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Post Fri. Jan. 21, 2011 8:32 pm

My wife always feels bad for the chickens when it gets cold like this.
If she had her way, they'd all be sittin' on the couch with us.


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david78
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Post Fri. Jan. 21, 2011 8:56 pm

We've got 15 Barred Rock. The cold doesn't seem to bother them much, other than not laying much. Their house is pretty snug too. No stove though. :)

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Post Fri. Jan. 21, 2011 9:01 pm

Yea, I did insulate the ceiling and the north side.
The roosters combs can get a little frost bit and turn black on the tips.
But it does'nt seem to bother them.
I usually have between forty and fifty birds in the coop, so it stays pretty comfortable.
You ever seen Cochins? Now those guys are built for cold weather!

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