Can I leave my hens and chickens out?

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Can I leave my pot of hens and chickens out in the cold in Michigan? I heard they will be fine and will come back in the spring

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  • 27524803 27524803 on Nov 08, 2017
    Your chickens will need a place to roost.. and where they can get in out of the snow and wind. They will also need a source of food and un-frozen water.
    If you take care of them this winter, you will not have to buy more in the spring. HobbyFarms.com or Backwoodshome.com will have answers for you.

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    • 27524803 27524803 on Nov 08, 2017
      sorry.... I thought you were talking about Chickens..
  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Nov 08, 2017
    I am in zone 7/ Virginia mine stay in pot an elevated deck exposed all winter and come back fine. Winters here are a bit more mild than yours.
  • Jeanie Pickrell Jeanie Pickrell on Nov 08, 2017
    Thank you!!
  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Nov 08, 2017
    They should come back, I live in eastern Nebraska and have never had a problem with them coming back. I think you get a little colder, for a little longer, but they should do fine. You can always bring a pot in to replenish them in the spring, just in case
  • Susan Pahl Susan Pahl on Nov 08, 2017
    I don't have any, my mom had millions. We live in the pinkeye finger area of MI, never took them in in the winter, however the pots did crack after while. She just threw them on the ground & they took root & grew like weeds!!
  • FL FL on Nov 08, 2017
    Hens and Chicks! Mama and babies!
  • Kay Kay on Nov 08, 2017
    No! They are a succulent and will freeze.
  • Jeanie Pickrell Jeanie Pickrell on Nov 08, 2017
    Kay thank you...most people say they can survive but this is my first time having hens and chickens....

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 08, 2017
    They will not freeze. Hens and chicks are hardy perennials and will tolerate snow .
  • Jeanie Pickrell Jeanie Pickrell on Nov 10, 2017
    Thank you..
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