Preparing for Winter with 6 week chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SteveBaz, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it may seem crazy to start planninfg but in the Pacific NW the temp drops and as fall nears what are things needed for Fall and Winter care? My girls will be 5 months old around December. What goes on the list of COLDER needs and things to do differant in Winter?

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  2. busyteacher

    busyteacher Out Of The Brooder

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    I would say good bedding, possibly a heat lamp if it gets too cold. If below freezing you will have to make sure water does not freeze over for long periods of time. I'm sure there are quite a few more things but these are the ones that come to mind first.
     
  3. pontoosuc

    pontoosuc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    keep the water liquid.
    have no drafts.
    keep the hens dry.

    but you still need good ventilation.

    they are fine in cold weather.
     
  4. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Perfect thanks for the thread

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