BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Social › Where am I? Where are you! › Frozen Peeps! - For all of us chickeneers in cold weather climates
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Frozen Peeps! - For all of us chickeneers in cold weather climates

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hi Frozen Peeps,

 

I thought it would be nice to start a thread for those of us who live in cold weather climates. It goes without saying that raising chickens in colder climates comes with its own set of struggles.

We could share/commiserate on what we are going through, our trials:barnie, tribulations:he, and triumphs:yesss:!   Newbies :jumpyas well as experienced :oldcold weather bird keepers are welcome.

 

Feel free to join in also if you have other birds, ducks, geese, peafowl, quail, etc. we are open to everyone!  Posts and links to other great articles/threads you've read and found helpful are also welcome. 

 

So welcome to the thread, grab some coffee, hot chocolate, tea, or hot toddy, ;) and try and stay warm! :caf

 

Cluckies

My favorite instructional threads:

Poop Board Convert / Instructions for very easy heated waterer related: Frozen nipples finally working /  No waste bucket feeder / DIY thread Lets see your inventions / Mama heating pad in the brooder

Not instructional, but what a ride, only read if you have time to kill/can't sleep, it is a book you can't put down!:

My neighbor hates my chickens,...

Reply

My favorite instructional threads:

Poop Board Convert / Instructions for very easy heated waterer related: Frozen nipples finally working /  No waste bucket feeder / DIY thread Lets see your inventions / Mama heating pad in the brooder

Not instructional, but what a ride, only read if you have time to kill/can't sleep, it is a book you can't put down!:

My neighbor hates my chickens,...

Reply
post #2 of 6
Thread Starter 

So I'll introduce myself, I'm Cluckies from Minnesota. I have 5 ladies: BO - Cluck-Cluck, Gold Comet - Fi, SLW - Morticia (ticia), SLW - Mother, EE - Silly Goose.  This is my second winter with chickens, I've learned alot my first year, but I'm always looking for ways to do things better, especially in winter ;)  

Cluckies

My favorite instructional threads:

Poop Board Convert / Instructions for very easy heated waterer related: Frozen nipples finally working /  No waste bucket feeder / DIY thread Lets see your inventions / Mama heating pad in the brooder

Not instructional, but what a ride, only read if you have time to kill/can't sleep, it is a book you can't put down!:

My neighbor hates my chickens,...

Reply

My favorite instructional threads:

Poop Board Convert / Instructions for very easy heated waterer related: Frozen nipples finally working /  No waste bucket feeder / DIY thread Lets see your inventions / Mama heating pad in the brooder

Not instructional, but what a ride, only read if you have time to kill/can't sleep, it is a book you can't put down!:

My neighbor hates my chickens,...

Reply
post #3 of 6

I don't do much special and it gets ultra cold here (minus 25 or so). I don't heat my coops, nor are they insulated, but I keep them free from drafts and use deep litter.  So far so good in 6 years o' chicken keeping. I have about 45 chickens in two coops. 

 

I do use heated dog bowls for water, but that's for MY convenience. :) 

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by featherz View Post
 

I don't do much special and it gets ultra cold here (minus 25 or so). I don't heat my coops, nor are they insulated, but I keep them free from drafts and use deep litter.  So far so good in 6 years o' chicken keeping. I have about 45 chickens in two coops. 

 

I do use heated dog bowls for water, but that's for MY convenience. :) 

Sounds like you are doing something right!  Welcome to the thread! featherz

My favorite instructional threads:

Poop Board Convert / Instructions for very easy heated waterer related: Frozen nipples finally working /  No waste bucket feeder / DIY thread Lets see your inventions / Mama heating pad in the brooder

Not instructional, but what a ride, only read if you have time to kill/can't sleep, it is a book you can't put down!:

My neighbor hates my chickens,...

Reply

My favorite instructional threads:

Poop Board Convert / Instructions for very easy heated waterer related: Frozen nipples finally working /  No waste bucket feeder / DIY thread Lets see your inventions / Mama heating pad in the brooder

Not instructional, but what a ride, only read if you have time to kill/can't sleep, it is a book you can't put down!:

My neighbor hates my chickens,...

Reply
post #5 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by featherz View Post

I don't do much special and it gets ultra cold here (minus 25 or so). I don't heat my coops, nor are they insulated, but I keep them free from drafts and use deep litter.  So far so good in 6 years o' chicken keeping. I have about 45 chickens in two coops. 

I do use heated dog bowls for water, but that's for MY convenience. smile.png 
I do about the same as feathers here in southwest Wisconsin it was -25 and up with windchill today! But all of mine seem to being doing fine! My uncle told me to make sure they have water to get to so they can keep their body temperature up! 🐣🐔🐤
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Devin23 View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by featherz View Post

I don't do much special and it gets ultra cold here (minus 25 or so). I don't heat my coops, nor are they insulated, but I keep them free from drafts and use deep litter.  So far so good in 6 years o' chicken keeping. I have about 45 chickens in two coops. 

I do use heated dog bowls for water, but that's for MY convenience. smile.png 
I do about the same as feathers here in southwest Wisconsin it was -25 and up with windchill today! But all of mine seem to being doing fine! My uncle told me to make sure they have water to get to so they can keep their body temperature up! 🐣🐔🐤

Great advice to have water that they can get to, I have 2 separate waterers incase one freezes up and I also check it when I get home from work, the one is usually frozen and I refill it, the other waterer has not been frozen yet. I have 2 different kinds of waterers.

 

How big are your coop(s)?

My favorite instructional threads:

Poop Board Convert / Instructions for very easy heated waterer related: Frozen nipples finally working /  No waste bucket feeder / DIY thread Lets see your inventions / Mama heating pad in the brooder

Not instructional, but what a ride, only read if you have time to kill/can't sleep, it is a book you can't put down!:

My neighbor hates my chickens,...

Reply

My favorite instructional threads:

Poop Board Convert / Instructions for very easy heated waterer related: Frozen nipples finally working /  No waste bucket feeder / DIY thread Lets see your inventions / Mama heating pad in the brooder

Not instructional, but what a ride, only read if you have time to kill/can't sleep, it is a book you can't put down!:

My neighbor hates my chickens,...

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Where am I? Where are you!
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Social › Where am I? Where are you! › Frozen Peeps! - For all of us chickeneers in cold weather climates