Cold weather chickens – 8 things NOT to do to in winter!!...Personally, I think over-warming the coop should be #1 ~ the warmer the coop, the colder it seems outside & the harder it is to acclimate to that cold. http://blog.mypetchicken.com/2012/11/16/cold-weather-chickens-8-things-not-to-do
Keep Your Chickens' Water From Freezing - No Electricity Required!
Frustrated with your chickens’ water constantly freezing during the winter months? Here are some old fashioned ways to keep your chickens’ water from freezing. How To Keep Your Chickens’ Water From Freezing
Baby chicks will be filling feed store bins and arriving in post offices around the country soon, so I have rounded up some tools to help the new chicken keeper with chicken breed selection, chick housing options, feeding questions and trouble-shooting problems common in baby chicks. If you are new to the chicken adventure, welcome! If you're an ol' pro, you still might find a few tips that will help you keep your chicks healthier and happier and keep your family safe while doing so.
Hot weather tip. Fill a large tub with ice water and put a brick or paving stone in the middle. The brick will absorb the cold and your chickens, who might not stand in a tub of water, WILL stand on a cool brick. Charlotte hopped right up and looks like she's staying put!