Should I Light The Coop Over Winter?

There is no doubt that hens are capable of laying year round, but the question is should they? Here are the fors and againsts for adding light to your coop during winter.

Should I Light The Coop Over Winter?

 

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Winter Chicken Keeping

Here’s some valuable advice from chicken keepers who keep chickens in winter. As a desert dweller, I better leave this subject to the pros! Hope these articles are helpful.

How Cold Is Too Cold For My Chickens? | The Happy Chicken Coop

Here in the North Eastern States, we will be seeing the snow flying soon.By all accounts this year is going to be bad, so we need to prepare ourselves and our flocks for the long months ahead.
Many beginner chicken keepers are amazed at just how hardy and tough chickens are. But still, a common concern is how cold is too cold for my chickens? Continue Reading

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6 Ways to Avoid Frostbite | Hobby Farms

If you live in an area with harsh winters, follow these common-sense guidelines to keep your chickens safe.
Many of our domestic chicken breeds were cultivated for colder temperatures. They have down feathers insulating their bodies, they naturally move regularly to keep warm and they instinctively know to eat more when Old Man Winter comes knocking. Continue Reading

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New Chicken Keeping Articles | November 19, 2015

Articles for Chicken Keepers, by Chicken Keepers is an updated weekly collection of chicken keeping articles from across the web archived in one convenient library on our menu bar.
Have an article to submit for consideration? Send it to amyichi@yahoo.com with Article Submission on the subject line.

New Articles | November 19, 2015
8 Strategies For Raising Chickens In The Desert – Urban Farm
What To Know Before Breeding Chickens – Hobby Farms
10 Basic Tips for Protecting Chickens from Predators
Do Chickens Need Heat in Winter? | Backyard Poultry
Tips for Keeping Your Chickens Warm and Alive in the Winter
A Guide to Raising Chickens in Your Small Yard
Chicken Diseases and Prevention Tips – Hobby Farms
How To Clip & Trim The Wings Of Your Chicken To Prevent Flight – BackYard Chickens Community

Today’s Feature Article

Definative Guide

Winter Chicken Keeping, The Definitive Guide
by The Happy Chicken Coop
Welcome to The Definitive Guide To Keeping Chickens In Winter. Raising chickens during winter can be a challenging time for backyard chicken owners. With those dark cold mornings and the drop in egg production, it’s no wonder we don’t like this time of year!

So I decided to write this guide as an aid for all backyard chicken owners, and to answer all your questions about how to care for your chickens during winter: how to keep them warm, how to stop predators, how to keep your egg production high… you will find all the answers here…  Continue Reading

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What’s New at TBN Ranch
Mille Fleur & Silkie chicks, growing fast and cute as can be! The Mille Fleurs will be for sale in Spring. New projects are in the works! We’re building another large chicken structure over Thanksgiving which will house white Leghorns for egg production. Completion is planned for December, as well as an existing structure which will be redesigned for sale birds.  TBN Ranch is growing!