|Snowy and his girls|
1. Even if the chicken coop is in the barn for the winter, the water will freeze. So we got a heater for the water.
2. The chickens are not as ready to leave the coop to go into the run when it is below freezing as they are when it is warmer. Infrared heat lamps are good.
3. Chicken poop freezes into oddly sculptural, yet seemingly permanent shape when nights are in the teens and single digits. Tried to clean the run this morning - nothing moved! So we will have a dirty run until things warm up a bit.
4. Chickens will eat nearly everything - they have a great love for left over salad greens, yoghurt, stale bread, and adore peanut butter and jelly sandwich left overs.
|Snowy, our unexpected, loud, and over sexed rooster.|