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Christine Heinrichs on Cold Weather Chicken Breeds

Most chickens manage cold well, but some breeds are especially well adapted to frosty conditions. Overall, chickens are heavily feathered and insulated against the cold. The comb is the most sensitive part of the chicken and most likely to suffer cold damage. Frozen combs do not regenerate – it’s like dubbing. The experience is stressful […]


7 Reasons To Elevate Your Chicken Coop

One of the things to decide upon when building a chicken coop is the general style and that can include whether or not to have the chicken house elevated. Normally the extra height is not too much – perhaps one to three feet. Here are a few reasons you might want to raise your hen […]