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What to do with breeding pens during the winter

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CreamBruelle, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. CreamBruelle

    CreamBruelle Out Of The Brooder

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    What do y'all do with your breeding pens in the winter and rainy weather if you keep your chickens in them throughout the entire year? I don't want rain to get in their pens and I don't want the chickens to get to cold.
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    It might help if you either show (photos) or describe what your breeding pens are like - folks use all sorts of designs for breeding pens so it's difficult to answer what might work for you/your setups without knowing what they are like.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    What is your climate/location?
     
  4. CreamBruelle

    CreamBruelle Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in Kansas. The winters can be harsh at times and we can get a lot of rain.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Then you'll probably want to cover most the walls to block winds, except for 6" or so at the top for ventilation.
    Nice to use something clear to let in light and have visibility, heavy duty clear shower curtains can be a great choice.
     

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