9 Tips for Keeping Chickens Warm in the Winter

Do you raise chickens and want to make sure they stay safe and warm during the cold winter months? Here’s how to keep your chickens warm in the winter!

One of the hardest things for chickens to handle in the winter is not the temperatures but drafts caused by gusting winds or cold air.

Reduce Drafts

Bedding is a great way to add additional heat to your chicken coop. Bedding adds additional padding between your chickens and the cold ground.

Provide Lots of Bedding

Roosting keeps the chickens farther away from the cold ground and allows your birds to fluff up and snuggle together.

Plenty of Roost Space

Like all animals, chickens need water to survive. In many locations water troughs will freeze in the winter making it hard for chickens to get the water they need.

Keep Water from Freezing

Moisture levels can soar inside a chicken coop in the winter- and no one likes to be cold AND wet!

Keep Your Coop Dry

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