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]
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]
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]
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]
During the wintertime your hens’ dietary requirements will change as they molt and prepare for the cold, dark winter whilst their body recuperates for next spring.
Not only will their dietary requirements change but the volume of food they eat will also change during the winter. It’s important that during these changes you keep an eye on your hens and provide them with not only the right food but the right amount of food.
In… [Read More]