We have 4 chicks and the coop is pictured below (not actual coop, but same design). I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts as to making it better for the chicks. Cover the run to keep it dryer? Or, just cover in the rain? put straw bales around the outside to keep warmer? just thinking out loud... (I live in Indiana--we get pretty cold and have had some nasty winters recently)
I've posted a bit in another thread, but other than a watering warmer, any other thoughts as to winterizing it? I know that ventilation and dryness is better than warmth for chickens (thanks to people here!).
Thinking that, since the actual coop is pretty small, keeping food, water, and grit/treats, etc. in the run is the way to go all winter, right? Any thoughts are appreciated!