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Cold Weather Tips for Chickens

Acorn and ThistleLast week, I wrote about how we have basically two different kinds of winter weather here in the Pacific Northwest, and how each one presents its own unique challenges with regards to the animals. Today, I wanted to go over a few things that I find helpful in keeping my chickens in good shape through the colder months, no matter what kind of weather rolls in.

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At the end of the day, it’s not a whole lot of extra work, nor is it anything particularly difficult. I find that taking a few extra steps this time of year keeps everyone happy and healthy through the chilly months, and that’s a fair trade, in my book.

What about you – what tips or tricks do you have for winter chicken care?