Raising Winter Chickens Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 of the Winter Chickens Series!

We are now several months into our winter chicken raising experience and loving it even more My girls are almost fully grown and are slowly integrating with my main flock They still live in their own chicken coop, but we do plan to move them to the main chicken coop later this summer

What I most love about these winter chickens, is that they should start laying eggs pretty soon! Most chickens will lay their first egg between 16 and 24 weeks of age My winter chickens arrived in late January

Keeping Chicks Warm When the Power Goes Off

When an unexpected storm shuts down the power grid people are lucky  We can put a comfy fleece jacket over long johns and snuggle under a toasty quilt Baby chicks can’t   In the old days their broody mom would welcome them into her fluffed up feathers, where they’d be warmed and comforted by her  Today, most chicks rely on brooder heat that usually comes from electricity If they get too cold, they’ll perish So, how do you keep them warm when the power fails?   Fortunately, there are several ways to do it

Move the Brooder to the Warmest Place:  On