Orpingtons, Rhode Island Reds, and Rocks are cold tolerant.
They are happy in the snow, but don't leave them out too long or they could get frostbite.
Feels just right for a morning stroll through a "winter wonderland".
Our coops just need a tarp or a moving blanket to ward off the worst.
A clamp-on heat lamp with just a 75 Watt bulb works pretty well on the coldest days.
Remenber to break the ice on their drinking water every morning...
" Don't you love these photos?
The beauty of nature..
God created them all. : ) "
Suggestion: Get your chickens accustomed to a new coop BEFORE bad weather comes.
They get confused at new surroundings and could freeze if they don't get inside at night.
Well, do our goats
enjoy the snow?
I'm afraid they haven't made a decision yet.
We LOVE to watch a group of chickens explore our back yard on snowy days.
Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Psalm 51:7
They lay fewer eggs, but they do still lay in winter.
Please call Pat at 214-213-1360
if you have any questions,
Most hens will keep laying eggs,
if you keep the light on in their coop.
One of our own 4x6 coops contains eight healthy young Ameraucanas, which have been lying about six-seven eggs almost every day this winter~ : )
In each section we install a layer of clear vinyl --------------------
followed by a layer of clear plastic roof panel - the wave type.
This traps dead air between the layers,
creating an insulated cover for the windows.
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Can easily be covered and insulated for winter.
That’s why those big windows were
designed like panels.
Most of our coops have this panel design,
and they can easily be covered
and insulated, for winter.
You can add some decoration between
the two transparent layers.
For example, you could use a decorated towel.
Double click here to add text.
Some tips about cover/insulate our coops in winter
This coop is shipping available. but it is not a
"manufactured kit", with bags of complicated parts,
where you are expected to follow a long set of
instructions to assemble the thing from scratch.
This is a coop that was fully assembled here in our
back yard; we make them one at a time, especially for
your order. We just removed a few screws for shipping
- It's easy to follow our markings to put it together again.
We just removed a few screws for shipping
- It's easy to follow our markings to put it
Chicken coop with cedar roof
One nest and
three roost bars included
(roost bars total- 7 feet)
Good for 4-6 hens free-range
Add one more nest
Two of these videos are at the
bottom at the page
This page was last updated: May 22, 2013