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I have 5 Golden comets, happy , friendly, and not bothered by the cold so far. (One egg a day including some double yokes) This weekend is going down to 3 f or lower. Aside from fresh water should I do anything else for them?
post #2 of 5

Feed as much as they will eat, keep them dry and draft free, and they should be fine.

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post #3 of 5

You might grease up the combs of any chickens that have large, single combs. I like to use Bag Balm. It makes it less vulnerable to any freezing moisture in the air.

post #4 of 5

If your birds are fully feathered and your coop is well ventilated and draft free, your birds will be just fine with temperatures much colder than 0F.

Heat the nesting boxes to stop eggs from freezing.

Forever Water Heater one that lasts.

Unfrozen Nipple Watering for those cold days.

Removing dust the easy way.

Quick and Easy 5 Gallon Waterer.

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Heat the nesting boxes to stop eggs from freezing.

Forever Water Heater one that lasts.

Unfrozen Nipple Watering for those cold days.

Removing dust the easy way.

Quick and Easy 5 Gallon Waterer.

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I have one newbie, the same age as my hens that have been laying everyday. She came to me alittle banged up and skinny. She was getting abused by my friends flock,like pecked and npt getting enough food. She's been with my flock a little over a month. She's looking good and has put on some weight. During the coldest days I found two eggs, very soft shells, and not in a nesting box. They free range plus I sprinkle oyster shells in the run. Is there anything else I can do or just give more time. I'm wondering about vitamins or having her checked out for something may have caught from her old home.
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