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Old 06-26-2013, 09:14 PM   #1
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We're looking at setting up a chicken coop.

Anyone with chicken experience in cold weather?

Looking for any advice on getting started.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:23 AM   #2
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Since you don't say where you are, and you don't get a lot of snow, "cold" is a relative term. To me, where we live, cold means minus 10F or minus 20F and get a lot of snow. We have those temperatures every winter. We have never provided a heating device and our family have been keeping chickens in this state for almost 150 years.

If you are getting rain and not a lot of snow, your temperatures are in the 30's and above. A chicken need to be sheltered from the wind. Wind can blow cold over their skin, and blow cold under their down and feather coats. If you provide them a dry, sheltered place? The chickens will be just fine, as they have been for thousands of years.
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Well, lived on smaller islands where people keep chickens, had friends that have kept them, have even fed them when friends are away, have collected the eggs and eaten them...but haven't a clue, sorry.
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Everyone I've known has just kept them in shelter, nice wood coop, wired in and all that to keep dogs and such out. Wake up early, feed chickens and get eggs.
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Found a nice plan for cold weather chickens.

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I am going to start building a coop and pen after this meet. Bring forth the eggs.
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