Preparing The Chicken Coop And Garden For Winter

Old World Garden Farms

As the last of the leaves turn and begin to fall to the ground – one thing is for sure – Winter is just around the corner!

The Chicken Coop is surrounded by snow - but keeping our chickens safely out of the elements.  Needless to say - they want no part of being outside right now. Winter brings snow, cold and wind to the farm – but with  a few simple preparations to the coop – our chickens stay comfortable.

And with that in mind – we will spend this weekend getting the garden and chicken coop ready for “old man winter’s” arrival in the coming months.

Preparing the Chickens…

One of our most important “winterizing” chores is preparing our coop to handle the cold and windy temperatures we can face here in Ohio.

The key to keeping the chickens healthy through the cold winter months is really quite simple.  Chickens are bothered more by damp and drafty conditions than the actual cold temperatures of winter – and if you can keep the coop dry and free of chilling…

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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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