Winter and Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by eculver, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. eculver

    eculver Out Of The Brooder

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    We have two hens in a coop and this is new for us and we were wondering what to do for the winter? What do you do to keep them warm?
     
  2. Brookliner

    Brookliner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would first need to know more about your winter climate. How cold does it get and is there a lot of moisture. Welcome to BYC.:D:welcome
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  5. Rettarain2

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  6. Rettarain2

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    I didn't submit question BUTTTT reading everything I can on winter care.
    I'm new at this. Have 7 ladies.4 Leghorns and 3 Isa Browns.. and one mean teen aged Isa Rooster..lol..I love in Michigan.. Can have some chilly weather .. blizzards and heavy snow. In s bad Storm have had 3' drifts. Suggestions please? Thank you soo much
     
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  8. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Airflow without drafts is important. Humidity is not good. some silt fence might be good to prevent snow drifting inside coop, but a tarp over the coop would probably colapse under snow unless it was sloped and staked well. in another post you said they were not fond of handling, but after dark they won't put up much of a fuss.

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  9. All Henned Up

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  10. eculver

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    We live in Northern California and during the winter it is cold/wet. This is what our coop looks like. Any suggestions to keep them warm for the winter would be greatly appreciated.
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