- Aug 20, 2018
New to chickens and looking for advice on how to keep my chickens warm in the cold. I feel a lot of info online deals with warmer winters. Here we go down to -40. I am wondering what others in extreme cold do? I have 4 backyard chickens. Two are nice and cold hardy, one naked neck (burr) and one little frizzle that is a bit of a reject and so doesn’t roost with the others. Their coop is in a corner of a barn in my yard with a door to go out to their run. They already have little interest to go outside. I have a flat panel chicken coop radiant heater that doesn’t really do much to raise the overall temp of the coop but they can go around it for warmth and I ordered a second. I also have a water heater figured out. BUT it is sooo cold already and will get even colder. I don’t like to think of them out there.l in the cold. Should I heat my coop or is that a bad thing? Any and all advice appreciated. Thanks!