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Winter is coming!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cwall, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. cwall

    cwall New Egg

    Sep 18, 2013
    Hello, this will be my first winter with my birds. They are 6 months old now, and winter is just around the corner. What do I do about keeping them warm? Do I heat the coop? Or do I just heat the water and not worry about the coop temp? Not sure what to do here. Please help...
  2. yogifink

    yogifink Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2013
    Pinebluff, nc
    My Coop
    Take a look here.

    You will find your questions have different answers from different folks based on their own personal experiences. I would advise looking at the above thread and determining what you think is best for your girls, as there is really no definitive answer.
  3. JackE

    JackE Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    North Eastern Md.
    There is a definitive answer. Provide the birds with a well ventilated, dry coop. Do not add any artificial heat, as the chickens are well equipped to handle the cold. They really don't need any help from you to keep warm.DONOT box them up in a airtight box in some misguided attempt to "Keep them warm" You do that, and you will lose some birds.
    It is a good idea to get, buy, or make something to keep the water unfrozen. You can do a search, and see all kinds of ideas for that.
  4. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
  5. xossamito

    xossamito New Egg

    Oct 3, 2013
    use a bird bath heater it's the best.

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