Best work gloves for freezing temps?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Soon2BChixMom, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Crossing the Road

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    i know this probably is more off topic, but my hands are freezing when I’m feeding and watering.

    The type of gloves I’m using is leather on one side and fabric on the other. Great for days when it’s not freezing.
    I have small hands and so if I get thicker gloves, I won’t be able to keep them on while working.

    I have thought of using two layers, but need a really tight fitting glove for the base layer.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Pullarius

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    Check your local general store. I found a nice pair of waterproof gloves there that keep my hands nice and warm. Riding gloves might be a thing to look into too, they are thin and warm.
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    This is one of my perennial pet peeves. They simply don't make quality work gloves for a woman's hand. And even women's dress gloves are totally malproportioned, unless a woman happens to have super long fingers, or grows her talons, er... nails super long.

    Even if you can find a Woman's 100% leather glove, the workmanship, and overall quality pales in comparison to Men's gloves. So, I buy the smallest Men's gloves I can find, and put a pair of the cheap one size fit's most knit gloves under them. Some gloves have the ball and tab slider so you can snug it up around your wrist. Those are handy if you're not doing a chore which might make it dangerous to have the glove "locked on".
     
  4. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Pullarius

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    True. I put up with the fingers on my gloves being a tad loose because I am not freezing my fingers to bits in women's gloves.
     
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  5. RollTideChicken

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    Go look into some hunting gloves. These type of gloves fit snug and are typically water/weather proof and very warm. They won't be traditional "work" gloves but if all you are using them for is feeding and watering they'll last forever.
     
  6. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    Hubby suggested I stuff the fingers of my gloves with tissues. His sympathy was underwhelming!
     
  7. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Pullarius

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  8. tigger19687

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    Exactly !
    I have small men's leather gloves for non WET things. If I have to be out there for very long times I put those cheap $1 one size fits all gloves on under them.

    IF working with water. I take gloves OFF, Bring a good towel to dry off hands IF they get wet. I sometimes use rubber gloves (like those yellow dish gloves). I look at it this way. My "water" time will be short, I want my gloves to stay DRY and I watch the Weather all the time.
    If it is time to change out the water I try to look at weather for the week and pick the warmest day if I can. My damn hens drink out of a mud puddle so I am really not worried about their coop water that might have a few wood shavings in it. I keep water dish on 2 cinder blocks.

    If hands get wet I finish what I am going fast and dry fast!

    I am NOT talking about below 0 outside stuff. I have not had to deal with that in a very long time. All I know is Don't let your gloves get wet and then continue to wear them outside. Makes for faster frozen fingers
     
  9. Cryss

    Cryss Crowing

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    Get a pair of gloves that fit well, are warm, and not overly thick. Then buy a box of medical exam type gloves that are too big for your hands. After putting on your warm gloves pull on a pair of medical gloves over top. Put a couple extras in your pockets in case you rip a glove. Your warm gloves will stay dry and warm, and the medical gloves are grippy.
     
  10. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I have very small hands too..I have a pair of Deer Hide gloves with a warm liner and they are washable too..They fit me like a glove....:lau
     
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