Hello everyone! This thread is for everyone and anyone interested in learning about how to care for chickens in the cold. I'm interested in learning about what others do as the season progresses. I will also be using my own flock and maintenance as a resource for others. So, walk with me while we all work at winning with winter. My flock: D'Uccle Breeders Layers My retired dinosaur, Ari. And Ms. Freak Show the EE. Mad Leghorn Some of the gang of layers I bed my main coop with hay and shavings My other coop, which is much newer, is bed only with shavings. A heat lamp can be hung from above if needed. The coops are side by side My tack shelf has winter supplies on the bottom including heat lamps, water base heaters, a milkhouse heater and more The run is uncovered. They have a dust bath and their branch 'fort' in the back. And for kicks and giggles here is one of my birds, sarcastically named Einstein, enjoying last year's winter.