winterizing chickens/routine maintenance

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by velo99, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. velo99

    velo99 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a routine with my pigeons. Before it starts getting below freezing every night I perform a few tasks such as worming and vaccinating for a couple of illnesses. These usually strike when the birds are stressed from prolonged cold.
    Is there anything like that I should do for my chickens? [​IMG]
     
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Get a lamp on them if you want eggs in the winter. Some people increase their carbo loading which will help them keep warm; but from what I recall it's actually starches which are turned into heat.
     

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