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Taking care of chickens in the winter

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Living in Alaska, we get plenty of snow, ice, and freezing temperatures throughout our winters. Chickens actually do really well in the winter - their layers of feathers keep them warm, acting like a down jacket.

In this video, I walk through some of the basic wintertime care tips, offering some suggestions on keeping their water thawed and ensuring they have a safe, draft-free place to escape during extra cold days and to sleep.

In the summertime, it's fun letting your backyard chickens play and free range around the yard, but once temperatures start to freeze for the winter, there are a few things to keep in mind in terms of cold weather poultry care.