Category: Animals

Preparing Chickens for Winter

Preparing Chickens for Winter

Despite the fact that it’s suppose to be near 70 degrees next week, the snow that we had yesterday morning got me thinking about winter. It’s never too early to start preparing your flock for the upcoming cold, snowy winter months. Here, in the Upper Midwest, we usually have several days and nights when temperatures plummet well below zero, along with several inches (sometimes feet) of snow on the ground at any given time. Depending on where you live, your winter may be more severe, or less harsh than ours is.

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The Pros and Cons of Free Range Chickens

Letting chickens free range is a hotly debated topic, with excellent points being made from both sides of the argument. Before you decide whether or not to free range your chickens, let’s take a look at the pro’s and con’s of letting your birds roam free.

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