Protect Your Chickens Against Frostbite This Winter
It is interesting to know that chickens have about 8500 feathers. That gives them a nice warm coat for the winter, especially in below freezing temperatures. However, a cold wind or icy rain on their heads and frozen mud on their legs can make chickens quite uncomfortable in winter.
There are two very important things to keep in mind in the cold winter months: a dry coop and access to water. These factors are critical for the survival of the chickens during winter months.
Frostbite is a nasty problem especially where temperature can go down to the single digits or below. It is more likely to occur during the night-time hours in a cold and poorly ventilated coop with damp and inadequate bedding.
The following breeds fare better in the cold hence their smaller pea combs: Easter Eggers, Buckeyes, Ameraucanas and the Wyandottes.
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