Guide to Chicken Keeping in Extreme Cold

Poultry Winter Care for Varying Climates

We all know the importance of preparedness for winter, especially for our feather friends, but sometimes that means different things to different regions of our country.
Winter can sure mean something else to a Minnesotan in comparison to a Texan, so read on (and reference our handy map!) to find the best winter readiness tips for your portion of the US.
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Source: Scoop from the Coop

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Breed Focus: The Chantecler

The Chantecler originated in the Quebec Province of Canada and is a fine example of a dual-purpose breed. Brother Wilfred Chatelain first thought of the idea for the Chantecler when he was walking through the Oka Agricultural Institute’s poultry flocks, in Quebec, and realized there was no breed of chicken from Canada; all of the breeds being used in Canada originated in Europe or America. He wanted to create a breed of chicken that could stand the harsh climate of Canada, and that could be used for both egg and meat production. Continue Reading

If your’re interested in adding the Chantecler to your flock, My Pet Chicken occasionally has this breed.

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Top 10 Tips for Keeping Chickens in Winter

Learn how to keep your chickens warm during the winter. These handy tips will help your chicken coop thrive all winter long on your small farm.

By Lauren Arcuri / The Spruce
For new chicken owners, winter can be a scary time. You may be wondering if your chickens will be warm enough or if they will still keep laying eggs. Don’t worry—these tips will keep your hens happy and healthy in even the coldest months…. Continue Reading

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