Is everyone still alive or did y'all freeze?

Re: Is everyone still alive or did y'all freeze?

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:19 pm

The freeze is actually coming next 3 days, sub zero lows.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska 140

Re: Is everyone still alive or did y'all freeze?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:15 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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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Is everyone still alive or did y'all freeze?

PostBy: heartofcoal On: Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:32 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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Stove/Furnace Make: Russo
Stove/Furnace Model: C-80


Re: Is everyone still alive or did y'all freeze?

PostBy: david78 On: Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:56 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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Baseburners & Antiques: Fuller & Warren Splendid Oak 27
Coal Size/Type: Nut

Re: Is everyone still alive or did y'all freeze?

PostBy: heartofcoal On: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:01 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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Stove/Furnace Make: Russo
Stove/Furnace Model: C-80