Winter problems ?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BarredRockGirls, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. BarredRockGirls

    BarredRockGirls Songster

    Mar 6, 2013
    I have 12 BR hens 3 ducks & 2 Buff geese .. Since I just got them all as chicks in late February - April last year ... I'm good on chick raising but winging it ( literally ) w this cold weather creepin in ...
    They all share a coop . They like it . Chickens get the top roost - ducks and geese all share a nest on the floor .
    Do I take away the duck pools ? ... Mine have 3 small pools I could close and they could use a mud hole occasionly ? Idk .. Do feathers freeze?
    Do eggs freeze ? When does this "molt" thing happen ? Does it really effect egg production ?
    my birds are between 5-8 months old . All laying reg except the geese .

    And what happens w the snow? Do I still let them outta the coop in it?

    Sorry if this is stupid I'm just a first timer hahah thanks!!

  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY

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