If you are looking out of your kitchen window at a barren landscape devoid of colour and life, get some chickens!
Lively and fun they give you a reason to venture outdoors and enjoy a quick pyjama sprint across crisp, frost laden grass to collect a warm freshly laid egg for breakfast. Sounds good doesn\'t it? And it gives the neighbours something to talk about!
Chickens don\'t mind the cold at all but they prefer not to get wet so why not give your chickens a bit of extra protection with the winter shade which covers the whole run. A good tip to prevent the area under the run becoming muddy is to cover the area with bark chippings.
1 - Check water regularly for freezing and use an old string bag to hang greenery in the run for the chickens to peck at. You will get less eggs in the winter because of the shorter days but you should still get around 8 eggs a week.
A Yellow Eglu Go keeping chickens snug in the snow.