Keeping chickens and other poultry in winter isn’t difficult but it does require some preparation as repairing or setting up fences in 3ft deep snow or scrambling with extension cords and heat lamps to prevent frost bite in sub zero conditions isn’t easy. Each of the next 6 weeks, I’ll focus on one aspect of caring for chickens and ducks in winter
The main things to prepare for are:
Week 6: managing boredom (especially if they are used to pasturing in summer)
Cabin fever isn’t just an affliction of humans, poultry feels it too! Even though it’s usually called being cooped up ;). Here ‘ll mention the ways I keep coop boredom at bay so the hens are healthy AND happy!
Food Treats!!! the gold mine. Hens (chickens and ducks) love food. It is their reason for being as they eat to eat, eat, eat so they can lay those golden eggs. But there are a few tricks so that it gives them the most benefit and doesn’t become harmful.
I'm Farmer Megan with a life full of cackles, clucks, quacks, weeds, crazy kitten, and one tiny, senior, blind dog.