- Get Our Free Newsletter!
- For more than 130 years, GRIT has helped its readers live more prosperously and happily while emphasizing the importance of community and a rural lifestyle tradition.
- Subscribe Today!
Keep your chickens cool and comfortable this summer with these 5 quick and easy ways to cool your chicken coop! Summer is right around the corner, which means that it’s time to start preparing for those inevitable heat waves! Heat can make us all miserable, and that includes our chickens! But, depending on the temperatures […]Read more »
A few precautions will keep your chickens safe and warm during winter. Caring for your backyard poultry flock in winter can be especially challenging. Frigid temps, snow, and wind can all play havoc with our normal chicken care routine and with your birds’ health. Depending on your climate, winter can present some trying conditions, […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke Last Saturday, we woke up to temperatures in the low 30s. We worried if our sour cherry trees and the early season plants in our garden would survive. We were relieved when the temperature rebounded the next day to the 70s and a brief survey of the farm proved that our plants […]Read more »
by Lisa Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl Did you know that the effect of heat on chickens is cumulative and that a sudden increase in temperature is more dangerous than a gradual climb? Temperatures between 65 F and 75 F are optimal; anything higher starts to cause stress to their bodies. The added blood […]Read more »