Hi...we are 6 egg layers who live in the "near north" Ontario

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LorimerLakeChic, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. LorimerLakeChic

    LorimerLakeChic New Egg

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    Hope this finds who ever reads this happy and warm. Cold temperatures are fast approaching where I live. During the winter temps can go down to - 20C or even colder at times. I hope someone can offer advice on how to keep our chickens warm and what would be the lowest albeit still comfortable temp that chickens can tolerate. Thanks and looking forward to some sound advice.
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] A coop that is not drafty and is well insulated is the key. Along with some vents to let in fresh air. The north and west should be closed off. A water heater or a heat lamp may be needed but observe caution with electricity. This coop & run section may be a good place to start https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/206328/byc-coop-section-helpful-thread-index one of my all time favorites https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/445004/woods-style-house-in-the-winter/10 start from the beginning, There is lots of information and some links too.
     
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  3. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gosh i don't know. it got down to 20 above one night in 07 where we live
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California, wow I can't imagine weather that cold!
     
  5. aaabirdman

    aaabirdman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from NY
     
  6. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Hello from Kentucky. Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. :thumbsup
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, LorimerLakeChic, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined us. Best of luck keeping your chickens warm. I agree with tiki244!
     
  10. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and [​IMG] So glad you joined us!!![​IMG]
     

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