Contrary to what many people think, chickens are on cloud nine once the first frosts arrive. With their compact bodies and dense plumage, chickens are better equipped to tolerate winter cold than summer’s sweltering heat. All the same, you should take care of them and be sure they are not suffering from humidity.
If all is going well, here are 3 good practices to follow in winter, in addition of your daily routine:
- Gradually increase the thickness of wood shavings in the nest (to about 3 or 4 inches) to keep their feet warm.
- Control the humidity in the chicken coop. Humidity is caused by the accumulation of heat in an area that is not well ventilated. Our winter kit was designed to keep warm the hens without compromising on the ventilation.
- Give some love, care and attention to your beautiful chickens. They don’t hibernate.♥
If the humidity in the coop is badly managed, you will notice cracking or even frostbite on the comb< or wattle.
If this is the case:
- Fix the humidity problem fast. This winter kit is adapted to keep your hens warm and still provide ventilation in the coop.
- Care for your chickens with a simple solution: apply a layer of Vaseline on the affected area.