How to Winterize your Chicken Coop
If you have a larger space like a shed or hobby barn, stack some straw bales and drape a space blanket over the top to make a warming cave. Birds will self regulate their own temperature.
Remember that birds are not like mammals. They adapt and tolerate much colder temps than us humans as long as they are dry and out of the draft. Do not overheat your chickens based on how you feel.
Night-black incandescent bulbs are easily found at chain pet stores or on the Internet for less than $10.00.
For a couple of extra dollars you can purchase an extension cord with a lighted socket. You will know the power is working when the light is on.
Chickens encouraged to produce eggs in winter with artificial lighting in the winter may need a different environment. This article is intended for winterizing backyard chickens on a natural light cycle.
Learn more about backyard chicken care, training your chickens, Bumblefoot or read our daily egg diary to learn how many eggs chickens lay.
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