Northern Utah winters questions

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Grandmadee, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. Grandmadee

    Grandmadee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, this is my first winter with my 3 girls. I have heard my girls are cold hardy. 1 Buff Cochin,1 Delaware and 1 Easter Egger.The thermometer in the coop read about 35.They always roost at night and usually lay in the morning. The coop could be insulated better. But it is dry.It is an 8×10 converted greenhouse. The floor is wood with a layer of pine shavings. The nests are made from cardboard apple boxes and inside the coop.They usually lay in the same nest.This morning when I went to let them out 2 were in the nests and the 3rd was perched outside. She is not laying yet.About a half hour later I checked the nests and had 2 eggs in the same nest. This is common. Could they have been in the nests because it was warmer? Should I add another nest, or a heat lamp at night? What do you all think? Thanks in advance. They free range on an acre all day. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. redsoxs

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