Chapter Two: How To Keep Chickens Laying Eggs During Winter

Chapter Two How To Keep Chickens Laying Eggs During Winter

One of the biggest problems backyard chicken owners face during the winter months is keeping their egg supply going. If you’ve kept chickens during the winter months before, you will know that unfortunately, if you let nature take its course, your hens will stop laying completely during this period.

I’ve raised chickens for over 7 years, and know just how bad it feels to see your egg production go down from 12 fresh eggs every… [Read More]

Chapter Four: Providing Your Chickens With Water During Winter

Chapter Four Providing Your Chickens With Water During Winter

During the winter periods your hens don’t need as much water as they do in the summer; however it’s still vitally important that they get an adequate supply.

On average their water intake will decrease by around 3 times during winter when compared to summertime.

Depending on where you live, wintertime for your chickens can be anything from a mild discomfort to an absolute nightmare! Trudging back and forth to the hen house two or… [Read More]

Chickens And Cold or Freezing Temperatures

chickens and freezing temperatures

Caring for chickens in the wintertime is perhaps one of the most important times to care for your hens. If you are new to raising chickens then you likely have a few questions and just how you go about this, and even if you have been raising chickens for a while there is still an opportunity to always learn something new. Below I will answer a few common questions about cold temperatures and… [Read More]

10 Mistakes Made In Winter With Your Chickens

10 mistakes made in winter with your chickens

It is very important for chicken owners to know how to care for their flock when the weather outside gets colder. Some places might not get snow, but others get several feet of snow, and either way preparing for winter is a wise thing for everyone to do. I will share ten different mistakes chicken owners can make, why they are wrong, and what you can do about it. 

Letting The Chicken’s Water… [Read More]

Chapter Six: Winterizing Your Run

Chapter Six Predator Proofing Your Chickens’ Run

Welcome to the sixth and final chapter of Keeping Chickens in the Winter: The Definitive Guide.

In this chapter we will discuss how to make sure your chickens’ run is ready for the winter.

During the winter you shouldn’t let your chickens free range: they should be kept in the coop/run area, and this is why it’s important that their run is ready for the wintertime.

The most important aspect of the run is… [Read More]