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Coop In The Winter

By Monk, Jan 11, 2012 | |
  1. Monk
    We had very little snow this winter, but all went well anyway. The birds seem to spend the majority of their time in the run too.
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    I only used the plywood panels on the north side. The birds freaked out with the west side on and I could not watch
    them from inside with them on so they were left off. Very little snow have gotten in anyway and the birds tolerated snow pretty well.
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    Never used the light this winter and hasn't effected their egg production. I did buy a plastic heated waterer for the
    winter, I have been I little nervous about it being on the fragile side, but no problems.
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    Fan seems to be working fine, litter has been dry anyway.
    I do throw a hand full of scratch feed nearly every day, they keep the litter well turned over too.
    They have been tolarating the snow well. 2-3" of the white stuff, they free-range.

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