Chickens in Winter

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sakana, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. sakana

    sakana Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two chickens in Seattle. I don't use a light in the coop and there isn't a heater in the coop. Will my two be OK (ie warm enough) without supplemental heat? We're in zone 8b, we will get a few hard frosts over the winter and occasionally snow, though it never lasts. The coop is well padded with wood chips and there is one perch and one nesting box in it.

    Thanks for any reply.
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They should be fine in a draft free house. You can give them a little cracked corn in the evening to ramp up their body heat. You can rub a little vaseline on their combs to help prevent frost bite - vaseline doesn't freeze.
     

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