Wintering the chicken

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

  1. Tomcoll67

    Tomcoll67 Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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:

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/11/surviving-winter-with-chickens.html
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    http://blog.mypetchicken.com/2012/11/16/cold-weather-chickens-8-things-not-to-do/
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    http://www.gatewaytovermont.com/thefarm/coop.htm
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    http://www.tillysnest.com/2011/10/heating-coop.html
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    Hope this helps! Wishing you all the very best.... [​IMG]
     

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