1. lilchic33

    lilchic33 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 2, 2011
    I would like to know how to keep my chickens warn for the winter??
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

  3. goldies99

    goldies99 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2011
    keep them dry and draft free.....give them fresh food and water...and they will be happy!!!.........and warm!!!!!!!!!!
  4. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2009
    Do they have a dry, draft free and properly ventilated coop to roost in? That's 99 percent of the solution for most chickens, right there.

    If you have a breed of chicken not known to be cold hardy (like, Seramas, for example) or if your chickens are so young they haven't fully feathered out yet, you might need to consider supplemental heat, depending on where you live and how cold winters get there.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2011
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi lilchic, and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Neither I nor any of my egg-keeping friends up here heat our coops, despite winter temps in the sub zero range in the winter. A good, tight coop with good ventilation, plenty of not-freezing cold water, and food will allow chickens to keep themselves warm in the winter.
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle


    It would help to know where you are located, and what your coop is like.
    Chickens can survive a lot of cold if precautions are taken.
    Are you looking to heat the coop? People use heatlamps, ceramic heaters, oil radiaters, electric heaters, all sorts of things. Kind of depends on what you are trying to do.

    Good luck,


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