Char­lotte shares a tip

Your Chickens - - Charlotte's Chickens -

In the cold, your drinkers will freeze up. It is a good idea to empty them in the evening so that you can put out fresh wa­ter in the morn­ings. I have bro­ken quite a few plas­tic drinkers by bang­ing them too hard to un­lock the frozen con­tents, thus smash­ing a hole in them! The other prob­lem in the colder months is that my older hens love to take over the nest boxes to roost in de­spite the perches be­ing on a higher level as al­ways rec­om­mended. The nest boxes lined with straw are much the warm­est spot. I just have to clean out any dirty straw in the morn­ing be­fore egg lay­ing starts!

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