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Originally posted by MountainEnigma
What is the recommendation about keeping chickens through the winter? Will they survive in their hen house or would it be necessary to somehow heat the hen house?
Originally posted by rickymouse
Nice chickens and eggs. did a great job on their living area too.
If something happens how do people expect to get food for the chickens though, that has always been something I wondered about. If you grow corn to make food for the winter it is all right but chickens eat quite a bit. Maybe having a rotating pantry for the chicks is good too, having four sacs of food or more for a dozen chickens may not be bad for stock. I see most people buying a months worth of feed with no stock, that could leave supplies low.
Originally posted by snowspirit
Make sure you bribe your neighbours with eggs so they don't complain.
We live rural, and plan on chickens and turkeys, but chicken wire isn't strong enough to keep out the coyotes. We have to get heavier gauge wire, buried into the ground, and completely covered on top.
The coyotes up here - I saw one the other day that looked as big as a small wolf. It was at least 80 lbs.