Wintering the chicken

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Tomcoll67, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. Tomcoll67

    Tomcoll67 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 4, 2014
    I am concerned that the winter may cause an issue for the chickens as the coop I bought is low tot he ground with an equally low run, so I am making preparations now. We seem to get a lot of snow in Massachusetts and one good storm would cover the coop. It is about 3 feet high by 10 feet long. I was thinking of putting a greenhouse around it with chicken wire to create a larger run for the girls. Any advice is helpful.
    Thank you.
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon
    Yes...I'm starting to do some serious thinking about protecting my flock this winter, too. I also live in 'snow country' and thought I'd pass on a few links to some great information for you. As for your coop I think being only 3 feet from the ground up will be a little hard to deal with but it can be done...hope you find some answers from the following:

    Hope this helps! Wishing you all the very best.... [​IMG]

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