- Jun 27, 2008
I know I've read that some folks chicken roost all year around in trees - and I'm wondering if that might be possible in New England where night time winter temps get very cold - below freezing for months on end, and below 0 pretty often. I have 6 chickens, 4 18 month old hens that sleep in my coop and terrorize the two 4 month old youngsters - so the youngsters sleep in the trees at night and I'm wondering if they might continue to do that all winter? They stay out on the limbs in the rain and thunderstorms even. I am planning to rig up a bigger coop for all of the chickens to live in together - but it will be a few more months until I can get it done.