Photo credit: Tracy Halladay

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wintering Backyard Chickens

KSL Article on Wintering Backyard Chickens

KSL wrote an online article yesterday about keeping your chickens healthy during the winter.

Keeping the snow out of the run and the wind off the chickens is my priority.  It is easily done by wrapping the run in plastic and leaving some room at the top for air flow.  

Now with Christmas Lights!

One of the best things I have done this year is buying a heater for their water.  I picked one up at Amazon.com because I had a gift card, you can usually buy them locally at farm stores such as IFA or Cal Ranch. The metal waterer that I have has a built in thermostat and turns on at 38 degrees...how nice is that!  No more frozen water!
Little Giant 125 Watt Water Heater Base  HB125

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