-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

    Jul 29, 2010
    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

    Jun 11, 2010
    York PA
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    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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