-20 to -25 BELOW 0 this weekend!!!!! ANY TIPS!?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cjdmashley, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. cjdmashley

    cjdmashley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is our first winter with chickens and with temps looking at reaching -25 below at night and no higher than 0-5 deg. during the day, does anyone have any tips on keeping our ladies ( and 2 boys) safe? Even I consider these temps "too cold!" Thanks!
     
  2. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    I've been preparing for the cold snap by cleaning out my coops. For the last couple weeks I have been using deep litter because I can't hoe out the frozen bedding, but with the warmish (above freezing anyway) temps we had the last couple days I took the opportunity between snow storms to fully rake out the coops. I had too much moisture building up in the coops even with the vents wide open. I decided the danger of frostbite outweighed the negligible benefit of added heat from decomposition in the old bedding. So the coops are freshly cleaned, smelling beautiful and dry as a bone inside. The runs are shoveled out again. We're ready.

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