winter

  1. Northern U.S. Duck Coop for Ducks

    Northern U.S. Duck Coop for Ducks

    I took all of the stuff out and I'm putting in a circulating waterer. 5 gallon bucket with 1/2" PVC with nipples and some cup type waterers, but I don't trust those. I of course will still have plenty of clean fresh water in rubber bowls from TSC. I've also moved the fence back by 2' further...
  2. rjmyooper

    Not new to BYC. New to birds.

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Many of you know me a little, and I'm grateful for your help and friendship. I've never done one of these interviews, so I feel as if I skipped a step. New to Ducks. I'm getting 12 Khaki Campbell Ducklings on June1st. Already...
  3. rjmyooper

    Just starting in 2022

    Hello! I don't have much to share yet, but this Summer I will have 4 Welsh Harlequin Hens and 1 Drake. I wasn't planning on a Drake at first, but I may as well since I'm ordering Ducks anyway, and they will all be the same age. The picture below shows a beautiful Bahama Pintail Duck. I came...
  4. P

    -40 temps, keeping Chickens safe

    We live on the prairies in SK and the temperatures range from +30c in the summer to -40c/f in the winter. It is frequently VERY windy here, though our property has a good abundance of trees to help with breaking that wind. I've read quite a few articles and helpful posts etc. regarding keeping...
  5. H

    Temperature change

    I have 4 fully feathered four month old silkies living their best life in my entry room. We are having an unusually cold and windy winter. I’ve been waiting for warmer temps to move them with the others but even days it gets above freezing it drops down to -10 or more at night. The coop can not...
  6. Kirmi8

    Let's look at some feet...

    Okay, well. I've gone into full scaley leg mite paranoia. Can winter and temperature fluctuations cause some leg/feet changes? We've gone from -40C to 5C several times now. I'm pretty fastidious about cleaning the coop and turning bedding daily and removing feces from roosts. Here are some...
  7. C

    Chicken foot help

    I recently got a two year old rooster from someone in the city. He seemed healthy friendly and was just missing a few toes from a past injury. The rooster is currently limping on his feet and holding his foot up. His feet and toes seem swollen and he just stands around in the snow all day. The...
  8. C

    My Hen went broody and hatched chicks in Freezing January... What do I do

    On of our hens (hatched this spring, out by a broody hen), was acting very odd last week. We were worried that she may be egg bound as she wasn't moving. Unfortunately, we observed her odd behavior as we were leaving for the airport for the week. We came back, nervously afraid to find a very...
  9. E

    Cold weather and egglaying

    We have 6 girls, 3 Australorps and 3 ISA Reds all under 1 year old. They were all laying this fall, and the Australorps started molting early winter and so their egglaying (as expected stopped). Now I get 2 to 4 eggs a day, but today I found a teeny tiny egg (17 grams) our typical egg is 50-70...
  10. barefoot_kentuckians

    Bare Bum Chicken Winter Frostbite Concerns

    *** Barred Rock, 10 months old, Free Range This was my first year ever having chickens, and I made a mistake back in the summer with one of my hens.. her name is Sweet Pea. The same day I wanted to catch her and trim her bum (because there was a lot of feces globbed into her feathers) was...
  11. C

    Spraying for lice in -30 and below

    Hi all! Looking for advice on continuing treatment for lice. Just over a week ago I did a thorough spray of permethrin spray which the bottle said was 1% permetherin so i did a 1:1 with water. I need to go ahead a do a follow up spray however the last 3 days and the next week or so we have a...
  12. Jelibaen

    Ducks in -40C, duck mum freaking out

    So its the middle of our great Canadian Winter now and its currently sitting at -38C WITHOUT the windchill. Feels like -44C. I have 8 ducks in my 8x12 coop. Lots of thick straw, heated water buckets and a little shrub cover to offer some smaller area for them but man I am freaking out. They are...
  13. The chicken nurd

    Need advice with older hen

    So this week it’s supposed to snow here and drop into the teens my chickens run and coop is sheltered and dry so they should be fine but I have one hen she’ll be turning 10 this spring I’m just worried about her in the cold weather so I was planning on bringing her in the house for a few days I...
  14. moisture

    Upcoming cold-front with chicken not used to cold, and don't have the supplies

    Wasn't sure to post this in the Emergencies area or the Flock Maintaining area, if it was wrong to post here let me know. Next week here (near Seattle) we have a cold front coming with possibly some snow. Normally I wouldn't be worried about snow, but it's the cold that comes with it this time...
  15. 6

    Permethrin Spray in the Winter?!

    I have used the permethrin 10 spray on my henhouse and hens last summer, to kick a bad bout of mites/lice. It worked great, and my hens feathers came back😀 However, I noticed a few broken feathers on a hen….That is what I saw previously, before recognizing a pest at work. So, to be proactive, I...
  16. Chickadee00

    Frostbite?

    Since it's getting colder here I wanted to rub my girls' combs with Vaseline, when I saw this strange white spot on Phoebe. Does anyone know what this is? I always thought frostbite is darker, thanks!
  17. Kirmi8

    Bantam sneezes

    So we’ve been having incredibly mild weather for this time of year and freezing and thawing continuously so my coop has been a mess. I was hoping to wait until we froze for good to do a deep clean and have it good for winter, but alas I ended up just cleaning it a couple days ago. For the last...
  18. J

    HELP! what is wrong with my chicken?

    Can someone please tell me what is wrong with my chicken?
  19. buffy-the-eggpile-layer

    Chicken Not Lating and Eating Less

    All of my hens are a little over 2.5 years old and most have finished up a molt. A couple returned to laying, but, as the days shortened, they soon stopped. Only one RIR is laying (after a molt). My ISA brown seems to have stopped entirely, which is a first, and my GLW, after starting to lay for...
  20. katie_94

    Coturnix quail and the Florida winter

    Hi fellow Floridians, Winter is here and temperatures are dropping. I live on the east coast towards the north near St. Augustine. I'm a first-time quail parent and have coturnix quails of mixed ages (older ones are 3 and 4-5 months old) which I'll be introducing them eventually to our new...
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