Phoenix Winter Chicken Coop

Cooler weather is on the way and that means it’s time to prepare the chicken coop for inclement temperatures. Arizona winters are mild, I use an elevated dog house packed with hay for their shelter from wind and rain. As an added measure of protection I hang tarps on three sides of their run. They are free run during the day, but come night they all return to the coop and the gate is closed behind them till morning.

This is coop is considered adequate for mild winters where temperatures rarely drop below freezing.

South coop with new tarps…

and of course, new fall flowers!

amy elizabeth, TBN Ranch

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About tbnranch

amy elizabeth, writer, author. Lives in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert on a small hobby farm. Raises laying hens.
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4 Responses to Phoenix Winter Chicken Coop

  1. Love the flowers, nice touch!

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  3. kford2007 says:

    your chicks lead a pretty good little life. Do you name your chickens?

    • tbnranch says:

      Yes, everybody has a name, including a flock name. The current flock as a whole is the Gavin flock named after a character in the TV show ‘Rescue Me.’

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