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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 »
Since much of the country is experiencing the inevitable cold and freezing temps of winter, I thought I would share with our readers an experience I had a couple of years ago when Henrietta, my Buff Orpington, lost a few tips of her comb due to a case of frostbite. 2011 – 2012 had been […]Read more »
by Shannon Cole of Country Girl In The Village The local weather channels have been warning us of an impending snow storm and arctic winds blowing in for a few days. There was a pretty significant ice storm just before the Christmas holiday that reminded us the dangers weather presents living in the North. The grocery store shelves […]Read more »
by Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick. Chickens fare much better in cold temperatures than in hot temperatures due to their unique physiology and ability to regulate their body temperatures, but they still need our help to create the ideal environment in which to survive winter. Not all of them are common sense or intuitive, […]Read more »