- Jan 6, 2011
Ok. So my chickens refuse to come out of the coop. We just got about 6 inches of snow yesterday. And it's like 15 degrees. I don't blame them ya know but I just want to make sure it's normal. I have a heat lamp over there and a regular light that I keep on bc I heard they need more daylight to lay and it has definitely worked. They were only laying 2 eggs a day and now after the lights been on for about 3 weeks they lay 12 a day from 13 hens. I also put my 5 chicks over there about 3 weeks ago they are 10 weeks old now and seem to be doing good with the older ones. The only thing is I think 3 of the 10 wk olds are Roos. We'll see though. This is my first winter with chickens! And I'm wondering if anyone uses heated waterers? Bc mine freeze everyday.