Posts Tagged ‘preparing the coop for winter’

Snow on a Texas Flock February 2, 2017 1 Comment

Like many of us with backyard flocks, I’ve been anxiously tracking the forecast. In Texas we don’t get much snow, but our temperatures can drop low! I had been hearing all week that the snow and ice would miss us, so I wasn’t expecting much outside of freezing temperatures. Little did I know there would soon […]

Chicken Care Automation Part 1: Automatic Chicken Door May 28, 2014 11 Comments

I love to travel. I don’t get to do it nearly as much as I would like, but when the opportunity comes my way I’m determined not to miss out. Usually our jaunts are a night or two at my in-laws’ cabin in Massachusetts (living in New England, you either suffer through the cold, hunkering […]

Cold weather chickens – 8 things NOT to do to in winter November 16, 2012 185 Comments

How to prepare your chickens for winter isn’t especially intuitive, and many people may take steps that can actually make things more difficult for their flock rather than helping them to become cold weather chickens!  Choosing cold hardy breeds (if you live in an area of cold winters) is certainly an important first step! But […]