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12 Winter Chicken Keeping Mistakes to Avoid This Season

If you’re new to raising chickens and dreading the harshness of winter, this one’s for you! Everyone makes mistakes, but making these winter chicken keeping mistakes could be the difference between a thriving flock, and a miserable one. It’s up to you to provide a happy and healthy environment for your birds during the cold …

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The Ultimate Guide to Raising Chickens in Winter

Raising chickens in winter can be extremely challenging. Especially if you live somewhere that consistently sees temperatures drop well below zero and snow is much more than a four letter word. If you’re facing brutal winters, it’s best to take the time to understand exactly what your chickens need, and how you can give it …

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How to Winterize the Chicken Coop: 4 Steps for Success

My husband and I have been raising chickens in Western New York, where the winter temperatures consistently drop well below zero. We see harsh winds, nor’easters and plenty of piled up snow and ice. Over the years we’ve found several unique ways to winterize the chicken coop to ensure our birds will make it through …

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The 22 Best Cold Hardy Chicken Breeds

If you live in a cold climate and are considering raising chickens, you’re going to need to get cold hardy chicken breeds to ensure the success of your flock. Many chicken breeds are bred specifically for their ability to withstand and even thrive in cold temperatures. The best cold hardy chicken breeds are those with small …

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