Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by fleascratcher, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. fleascratcher

    fleascratcher Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 29, 2011
    I live in northern Wis. trying to wade through info to determine what I should do for the girls when its cold....too much / too little heat?
  2. Deanner03

    Deanner03 The Cake Queen

    I live in Quebec, Canada. We do not heat. We use a heated base for the waterers. It's more important to make sure you ahve adequate ventilation, clean/dry bedding, free choice food, and fresh water.
    If you have large-comb birds, frostbite can be a concern, but we've never had issues with that, either (though most of ours are smaller combed varieties)
  3. lotusgirl40

    lotusgirl40 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 6, 2011
    Good to know Deanner. I live in New Brunswick and this will be our first winter having chickens. The coop is insulated but we had no plans to add heat and had actually heard it is better not to. Managed to keep the ducks from freezing last winter, hoping to have good luck with the chickens too.

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