getting chickens ready for winter

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jburts, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. jburts

    jburts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here in Eastern Washington it is going to get cold this week,
    maybe a little snow, won't stick much this time around.
    chickens are winterized now, have an electric water, container so we will see how that works.
    closed up some windows in coup but still plenty of air flow no drafts though.
    we will see how our new coup does this winter.
    after this cold front moves in then the next week warmer again during day 40 and 30's at night
    this week will be 20 at night and 30's during the day.
    winter for us comes Dec, Jan Feb, the last couple of winters have been mild.
     
  2. Rizwanshah

    Rizwanshah Out Of The Brooder

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    Nothing to worry about ...if they are healthy ....last year I had 6 chicks and our temperature was -21...chicks were happy
     
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  3. jburts

    jburts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok everyone have a question here, my friend has three chickens they have to find homes for it is winter here
    I have four chickens and they have three
    I'm trying to decide if I'm up to intergrating them which can be hard to do
    summer would be easier to do this,
    I have a run and coup, but I have only one water heater
    I could makeshift something for them in the run but then they are out in the cold, don't want to hook up more lights
    I'm not sure on how to do this if I decide to do it.
    might be more trouble then it is worth don't know
    any advice would be great
    Julanne
     
  4. jburts

    jburts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and the other chickens are a year old and mine our three years old
     

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