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What does a chicken coop need for winter?
If the chicken pens and runs?are in the prevailing wind, put up wind blocks. The cold is not nearly as hard on the chickens as the wind chill.We use bamboo shades as wind breaks in the winter months, which are inexpensive, and come in a variety of lengths and widths. The bamboo shades are not only effective, but when secure, they stay in place without worry of blowing away or becoming deadly missiles. If you have trees near the coops and run, make sure any dead limbs are cut off, so they are not so apt to be blown down in the winds, causing damage and injury. Make sure your fencing is completely secure. Repair wires, posts and boards to prevent predators from making entry. Winter time can be an especially wicked time for predator invasions since they are looking for a ready meal.