keeping chooks warm

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« on: November 12, 2007, 21:45 »
My little hen house has holes drilled about 1.5 inches wide along the top, my husband put them there when we built their house.  But I'm wondering if we should cover them as I'm worried about the draft that might get in on them.  How much ventilation do they need . The house is about  3 and a half feet square on legs.

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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2007, 21:57 »
They do need good ventilation, draughts are a no no, but the cold doesn't seem to bother them much.
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2007, 22:01 »
Yeah, don't block the ventilation they do have shazzer, although drafts can kill them as munty will tell you too, they need ventilation.  I know we've got a lot of chicks, but in a 34ft long house, they have only 1 red lightbulb, not even infra red anymore, and vents at either end and in the middle, but it is still very warm in there, and when it gets cold outside, there is even condensation inside from their warm little bodies.

Like Richy says, they are fine with the cold, they cuddle up close to each other and keep warm, and they've got all those feathers too!!!!

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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2007, 22:10 »
some of us are knitting sparkly chicken scarfs, and i will be knitting some chook socks too.

if you cant knit you can get a sexy outfit to keep them warm from

chickenssuit.com

they are all machine washable too, what a bargain :lol:

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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2007, 22:13 »
Oh HappyValley, can you see me knitting 300 little jumpers and 600 socks????   Anyway, they'd probably  eat them, like they did the string!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2007, 22:15 »
we would all chip in and help you grannie.

im sure munty's a whizz with a pair of knitting needles and a ball of double knit.

(ooh how old do i sound)

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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2007, 22:34 »
Quote from: "happyvalley"
we would all chip in and help you grannie.

im sure munty's a whizz with a pair of knitting needles and a ball of double knit.

(ooh how old do i sound)


 you asking for a slapped butt  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
still alive /............

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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2007, 22:36 »
:wink:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2007, 18:39 »
happyvalley you just made my day :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2007, 18:44 »
Quote from: "happyvalley"
some of us are knitting sparkly chicken scarfs, and i will be knitting some chook socks too.

if you cant knit you can get a sexy outfit to keep them warm from

chickenssuit.com

they are all machine washable too, what a bargain :lol:


OMG!! That really is a real website LOL!!   :lol:

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« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2007, 20:04 »
chickenssuit.com  :roll:  OMG have they nothing better to do with their time !!

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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2007, 20:07 »
well I for one having started knitting itsy bitsy ponchos .. knit one, purl one, drop one oops!

I am also installing a very small fireplace and chimney in the coop so santa can visit and put pressies in the itsy bitsy stockings which will be hung over the fireplace ....

sheesh I really must cut back on the pink pills !!!!
ok so I know its a daft question but Im cute ......

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« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2007, 20:15 »
is anyone else starting to feel sorry for shazza, after asking a nice genuine question - all she gets is a chicken pvc catsuit, a poncho knitting pattern and socks.

and grannie was worried in case any weirdos found this site :roll:

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« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2007, 20:25 »
I know i've seen an ex battery hen wearing a knitted jumper...on this site.  Quite some time ago-back in the summer I think   :o

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« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2007, 20:37 »
Quote from: "happyvalley"


and grannie was worried in case any weirdos found this site :roll:


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