So with fall moving in (well in some places anyways), it’s a good time to look at how the chickens are going to do over the winter months. Here winter is only a couple months a year, normally December to February. But we do still have to make sure that the coop is sound and a bit less drafty.
As you can see by the above picture, we keep it fairly open in the summer so they can every breeze that happens to come through. This is one of the ways that we help to cool them down in the summer here. That and a lot of water all over the place. So as fall comes in we will need to make sure we have the wood or tin on hand to cover up the coop and make it more air tight to help keep them warm over night in the winter.
Anywhere that the coop is open for the summer will need to be covered for the winter. They do have a pretty good area outside of the coop so we usually close it off a bit so they only have the better built area available during the night. This makes it easier to keep them warm because it’s a smaller space.
So over the next couple months, we be making sure we have everything to close up the coop for the winter. How do you keep your chickens warm in the winter? Leave a comment below and let me know.