I’m going to come right out and say it. I do not believe that chicken coops should be heated in the winter. There are a number of reasons why I believe this and there are alternative ways to keep the flock comfortable during the chilly days of winter. Today, I’m sharing what I have learned over the years living with chickens in the Northeast.
1. Chickens are not mammals like us, they are birds. Their bodies interpret and adapt to outdoor weather conditions differently than ours.
5. The coop should be ventilated but not drafty. It should also be weather proof. Repair areas with leaks or drafts.
|Covering the run with plastic and a flock block help during winter.|
10. Chickens love to peck. They will peck at your electrical wiring.