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Chilly Chickens – How To Prepare Your Flock For Winter


The Prairie Homestead website shares seven tips to help winterize (yep, I said it) your flock of chickens.

Some people say to feed chickens corn in the evening to keep them warm all night.
Chickens will enjoy a nice feeding of cracked corn before bed will give them something to digest during the night, keeping them warmer.

If you’re worried about your chickens not being warm in the coop, you can build a kind of cold frame, greenhouse  sun room style addition to your coop.
They will wander out into it and enjoy the sun rays for warmth but be out of the wind on nice days.

In the coldest winter climates, you may find that breeds with large combs and wattles are prone to frostbite. To protect them, you can smear their combs and wattles with Bag Balm.

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Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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