- Sep 1, 2013
I'm new to raising chickens and my four girls are spoiled with anything a chicken could want. They are like having four dogs and my golden retriever has become the fifth chicken! I know it's early to be thinking of cold weather, but what does everyone do for their chickens to protect them in the cold? I would never leave my dog outside in a southern NJ winter and it is worrying me what to do for the girls to keep them warm since my husband would probably frown upon the idea if I suggested they come inside on a snowy day! I have the heat lamp from when they were chicks but the fire hazard makes me nervous. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!