Thursday, November 26, 2015

Winterizing Your Chickens


By Lisa Steele
Chickens, like most animals, do far better in the cold of winter than in the heat of summer. As long as your backyard flock is full grown, fully-feathered, and healthy, they should do just fine in a dry, draft-free coop without any heat. I have long been an opponent of using a heat lamp in a coop. The combination of electricity—a heat source, chickens, and flammable bedding is a