Yukon Territory


In the Brooder
7 Years
Nov 9, 2012
Mendenhall, Yukon Territory
Hi. I am new to this chicken and egg stuff. inherited 39 chickens and one rooster when my partner and I bought our new home and, although I have had dogs, cats and rabbits, I have never had chickens (except as a child but I don't count that!). I live in the Yukon so it is cold and snowing up here now and my chickens are not laying more than 8 or so eggs a day. they have a covered outdoor "winter" run and since it has been no more than about -15 or so I have let them out during the day with access to their coop which I have a solar light in and on during the day. today it is -22 so turned on their lights and kept them in their coop for warmth, and will let them out for a bit later in the day. does anyone who is on this site live up here and have advice/tips they can impart with me on how to get the most from my chickens? where to get the best food (both nutrition wise and price wise), what's best to feed them, and when and so on? I would love to hear from you even if you don't live in the Yukon but have weather similar to us in the winter. Alberta and some of the eastern provinces I know would have similar winters so if you have some information to share I would love to hear from you. Thanks, Christina

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