This is my first winter with my flock. Summer is pretty easy, but I worry sometimes about keeping my chickens healthy in winter.
I really love my girls!
This rainy morning at 7:00 am as I’m slogging through cold and slightly icy muck and mud in the chicken run to let the girl out, I’m doubting myself.
Am I a good backyard chicken mom?
It’s been raining here and the run is a wet muddy mess. I feel bad that my flock has been mucking and pecking around in this yucky run for the past several days with no end in sight.
My hens are not coop dwellers. They like to be outside no matter what the weather. Rain or snow they tend to stay outside most of the time.
So when they girls were all fed, watered and eggs gathered, washed and ready to sell 🙂 (only 398 dozen more to break even on my investment, LOL!) I grab a cup of super healthy Baobab lemon ginger tea and hunker down with my laptop to do a little research to soothe my chicken mom conscience.
I discovered yes, I am a good backyard chicken mom!
I’m doing the right things to keep my backyard chickens healthy in winter.
It’s loaded with ideas to make your life easier and your backyard chickens happy and healthy chickens this in winter.
Here are a few things I use and recommend that have worked great for my backyard chickens I LOVE this feeder. It keeps their food dry and I’m not feeding hundreds of starling and sparrows (that was getting really expensive), plus I only have to fill it every 4-5 days. Keeps the rodents away too. My favorite chicken item! Cozy coop is a safe way give the girls warmth and a heated chicken water is a must in cold weather.