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    First winter with a flock, I have some worries...

    Thank you so much for all the explanations guys. I googled a lot while building the coop and I thought I had all the answers lined up but I had trouble finding infos for coops in real harsh winters. I have only one vent so I will add another, and try moving the roost around (they roost with no...
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    First winter with a flock, I have some worries...

    I have three, but the coop is quite large for 3 chickens (so they wouldn't be able to heat it with their body heat). Also they tend to sleep away from the heater. We have a hair vent at the top of one wall, that's it. No sure it that's enough :/
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    First winter with a flock, I have some worries...

    We have insulated part of our shed so we could keep our chicken inside through the winter. I live in Canada so temps can (and will)) go down to -30 C this winter. We bought this heater thinking it will be enough, but now I'm not sure. Temp in the coop is barely above zero today with the heater...
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    Bumblefoot-need reassurance that I did it right!

    The wound looked good yesterday but she managed to get her dressing dirty and it kind of reopened this morning- poor thing. I checked inside again but nothing would come out. I double-bandaged it and now she's mad at me and walking funny XD
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    Bumblefoot-need reassurance that I did it right!

    Thank you so much again. I just redid her bandage and the swelling is a little less than yesterday, but I did a bigger hole than I thought I would do so I'll keep it wrapped for a few days for sure. Phew! First time for everything! I must say it was quite the bonding experience because she's my...
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    Bumblefoot-need reassurance that I did it right!

    Thank you so much guys. She's still hobbling this morning but seem better. How long should I dress the wound? I haven't removed the original one yet, but I guess it'll get dirty real quick as they free-range in my yard
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    Bumblefoot-need reassurance that I did it right!

    I'm a new chicken owner and only had my girls since last may, but they have been active and heathy so far, until this morning when I discovered what Bumblefoot was -_- Sadly I didn't catch it in time and it was very swollen (see pic) I've researched the surgery way on bumblefoot and being a...
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    Concerned about my new chicken run.

    I didn't know weasels were nocturnals. I've seen them during the day, I'm guessing they were not hunting then
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    Yet another new face here.

    thank you :) I'm learning a lot and hope they are happy with me!
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    Concerned about my new chicken run.

    We have rats and small weasels around, the kind that can squeeze through any opening the size of a quarter. As a result I've used 1/2 inches mesh hardware cloth for the run AND the underside of the tractor so they won't dig under, but now I'm worried this will prevent the chickens from pecking...
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    Yet another new face here.

    I'm Aequacheek and I hail from Quebec City, Canada. I became a new chicken owner just yesterday, when we brought three chickens to our homemade tractor. I learned the basic of chicken keeping but I know I will be having sooo many questions soon, hence finding this place thanks to google. :) I...
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