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Frozen Peeps! - For all of us chickeneers in cold weather climates

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Cluckies, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. Cluckies

    Cluckies Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Hi Frozen Peeps,

    I thought it would be nice to start a thread for those of us who live in cold weather climates. It goes without saying that raising chickens in colder climates comes with its own set of struggles.
    We could share/commiserate on what we are going through, our trials[​IMG], tribulations[​IMG], and triumphs[​IMG]! Newbies [​IMG]as well as experienced [​IMG]cold weather bird keepers are welcome.

    Feel free to join in also if you have other birds, ducks, geese, peafowl, quail, etc. we are open to everyone! Posts and links to other great articles/threads you've read and found helpful are also welcome.

    So welcome to the thread, grab some coffee, hot chocolate, tea, or hot toddy, [​IMG] and try and stay warm! [​IMG]

    Cluckies
     
  2. Cluckies

    Cluckies Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    So I'll introduce myself, I'm Cluckies from Minnesota. I have 5 ladies: BO - Cluck-Cluck, Gold Comet - Fi, SLW - Morticia (ticia), SLW - Mother, EE - Silly Goose. This is my second winter with chickens, I've learned alot my first year, but I'm always looking for ways to do things better, especially in winter [​IMG]
    Cluckies
     
  3. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    I don't do much special and it gets ultra cold here (minus 25 or so). I don't heat my coops, nor are they insulated, but I keep them free from drafts and use deep litter. So far so good in 6 years o' chicken keeping. I have about 45 chickens in two coops.

    I do use heated dog bowls for water, but that's for MY convenience. :)
     
  4. Cluckies

    Cluckies Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Sounds like you are doing something right! Welcome to the thread! featherz
     
  5. Devin23

    Devin23 Out Of The Brooder

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    I do about the same as feathers here in southwest Wisconsin it was -25 and up with windchill today! But all of mine seem to being doing fine! My uncle told me to make sure they have water to get to so they can keep their body temperature up! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. Cluckies

    Cluckies Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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