In the Brooder
- Sep 9, 2014
long story short i am new to chickens--keeping them for the first time over winter. I have 2 little red hens and bought one of those pre-fab coops and hate it--much too small even for just 2 hens--so I put the little coop inside my back porch shed--shed is insulated and has 4 large windows and is about 10 x 14 and 7 feet tall with great ventilation. However it is far too large for 2 little hens to warm up for winter so I am hoping they will go into the smaller coop when it gets really cold. right now they roost outside of small coop and only go into the little coop to lay eggs in the nesting boxes...will they go into the smaller coop when it gets colder? I live in Quebec, Canada get well below zero here for weeks at a time during the winter. thanks for any insight into hen behaviour!