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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by happyhens4me, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. happyhens4me

    happyhens4me Out Of The Brooder

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    live in Virginia. We are expecting alot of snow-anywhere from 18 to 24 inches. Its my first winter w/chickens, whats your best tips, advise? Thnx
     
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi, I can't advise as I live in Kenya and we don't do cold weather :), but if you search your state thread or search for keeping chickens in winter, you may find some useful info.

    All the best

    Ct
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Just make sure that your coop is draft free, dry, and well ventilated to prevent moisture from building up inside it. Feathers are wonderful insulators and moisture is a much greater danger than cold.
     
  4. happyhens4me

    happyhens4me Out Of The Brooder

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    Kenya & warm weather sounds nice right now :) and thanks for the info
     
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    Thank you Micheal. My coop is all that but no heat light. its staying around 20 degrees. Is it ok for the hens to be out in the snow, or will they get too wet. I ask because they usually go in their coop if it starts raining while they are free ranging but dont seem concerned about the snow lol
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome. You don't need a heat lamp. It's fine for your hens to go out into the snow as long as they have a dry, draft free but well ventilated coop to return to.
     

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