Ok so I finally signed up....


In the Brooder
Jul 2, 2019
I figured it can’t hurt to use this lovely place as a resource but I realized I should finally sign up and contribute, if I can.

Northern Minnesota is where I call home. I’ve got a dozen lovely ladies that patrol my wooded home. It gets pretty cold in the winter. Last winter we had 3 straight days of -30F to -40F. My girls stayed warm (I hope) and have been going strong for three seasons. My original 6 were down 2 due to 1 being a rooster and 1 mysteriously passing on a calm sunny day. I’ve been raising 7 more and they are almost 2 months old Aug 3rd.

I’ll include a few photos of my set up and take ANY advice I can get. My only concern is the winter again with the new addition inside the yard barn. It’s not 100% complete but works for now.

Thanks again for any help moving forward and I hope to help in anyway I can.


Pork Pie

Premium member
5 Years
Jan 30, 2015
Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here. The last link here will give you a list of State threads.

This is a useful link to take a look at - “How to...” guides. You may wish to consider including your location under your avatar (using the guide in the link above). You can use this link to contact members in your area - U.S. States

Best wishes

Pork Pie


10 Years
Aug 5, 2009
Middleton, WI
My Coop
My Coop
Welcome :welcome Nice to have you here! Not quite as cold as you are but close.... Wisconsin. No electricity in my coop but never lost a bird to weather. Extra deep bedding in coop and run, keep dry (poop board under roost filled with layer of PDZ makes cleaning easy and keeps moisture and smell down). Coop is insulated but ventilation is important so there’s always some vents or window open. Run is attached and has a solid roof, cover with plastic sheeting in winter to keep wind and snow out. The girls go out every day, most days they will go out in the yard.... as long as I shovel a path for them :D. You can find some good articles in the learning center about winterizing coops
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