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Winter months

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chris1972, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. chris1972

    chris1972 In the Brooder

    Jun 2, 2013
    London, UK
    Hi all

    I apologise if this is posted in the incorrect forum area but just wanted some advice please. As the cold winter months will be drawing in soon I wondered if I needed to do anything to keep my chickens warm overnight? I'm guessing they are quite hardy birds but wondered if anyone else did a little extra to keep the cold out??

    Thanks all
  2. cackleberrycam

    cackleberrycam Songster

    Sep 28, 2013
    In the winter, I put a heat lamp in my coop and also feed them corn for 50 percent of their diet because it puts some extra fat on them which warms them up.
    Good luck! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2013
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    Quote: As long as they are dry and out of the wind, nothing else is required.
    Feathers are all they need to keep them warm
  4. JackE

    JackE Crowing 8 Years

    Apr 26, 2010
    North Eastern Md.
    As BearFootFarm says, You do not need to do anything. You do not need to waste your time and money on your electric bill, on a heatlamp. The chickens can handle the cold with no problem. See the pic below, and see how my birds are in the winter, in an open air coop. Temps into the single digits, No added heat, no insulation, no problem.

  5. chris1972

    chris1972 In the Brooder

    Jun 2, 2013
    London, UK
    Thank u all so much for your advice,
    jackE, I love you coop by the way

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