Thank you. We’re going to get an insulated curtain to hang to keep the cold out for them. Our friend that farms recommended it. When it snows we will lock them in We plan to winterize the coop even though our winters are fairly mild don’t wanna risk it.Leaving the door open at night is a major predator issue. Also, frostbite. My hens realized how loved they were when I lock them inside the coop at night. And in the morning, that snow was cold! They enjoy being dry and warm and safe.
My hens love the cold and snow, coop wide open, heat, not so much.
our pullets (4) have been living outside for four months now. They’re doing so well. My hubby built an enclosed run several weeks ago that was a game changer. I have lined the sides of the run with firewood.
We live in a small neighborhood in New Jersey. We had a hawk issue but since putting this up and some decoy owls, all has been well.
We have never shut their coop door. New Jersey winters aren’t unbearable, but will that opening be an issue come colder months ?
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That's a really nice enclosure for daytime and if you don't have a predator problem during the day. However, most of our predators come around at night. Chicken wire is just for keeping chickens in, not keeping predators out.Large Metal Chicken Coop Walk-in Poultry Cage Hen Run House Rabbits Habitat Cage Spire Shaped Coop with Waterproof and Anti-Ultraviolet Cover for Outdoor Backyard Farm Use (10' L x 13' W x 6.4' H) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YFLGSYX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_HrTvFbWX4045
That’s the run we have. It’s PVC coated mesh wiring. We lined the bottom with firewood. We are also fencing in our yard too.