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My Flock Preparing For Winter

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Buddyfarm11, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. Buddyfarm11

    Buddyfarm11 Chirping

    Feb 9, 2012
    My Coop
    Already Covered Up The Coop w/ plywood so my cockerels and pullets stay warm and cold wind doesn't get to them but they still have the front to get some air inside and gave them warm water to keep them warm how is your flock preparing for winter post some pictures and let's see [​IMG]

  2. Baymule

    Baymule Songster

    Jul 1, 2010
    Northeast Texas
    My climate is hot and humid, so the main concern is to keep them cool, but we do have winter here, about a week. [​IMG] Seriously, we do get cold weather just like you, you have scorching heat to deal with and yet, you do get winter cold. I just staple up opened feed sacks over the hardware cloth to keep the drafts off them. If the water freezes, I pour hot water in the waterer and that helps. My coop is hardware cloth one foot tall all the way around at the bottom of the coop. I don't close that off in the winter, and my girls do just fine.
  3. chfite

    chfite Songster

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    My flock is almost ready with all new feathers. They all decided to molt at once. Everyone should have all new feathers by the time the cold weather arrives in January.

    I don't do anything in winter except put a bird bath heater in the water supply for them.


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