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Date:10/30/2014 9:56:10 PM
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How are your animals doing?
How are you preparing your chickens for winter? Our last two winters have been awful. Old timers say we hadn't had winters like that since the 70's. My plan was to insulate my chicken coop this weekend but needed the men to pull some old panelling down for me to put on the inside, they didn't get it done, so I couldn't put up insulation. Also need to shingle the coop before winter sets in, that didn't get done either.
I am assuming your winters can be harsh like ours. This month we have had several near 80 days which is unusual for October. Some say that means winter is going to be hard, others say it will be mild..I guess I would rather prepare for the worst.
My original chickens got out of the run and our dogs killed them. Got replacements a couple weeks ago atleast now I have some variety. Will get more chicks in the spring. (had 14- got 8 (one flew the coop or got hawked) so am down to 7)
Thinking of getting goats in the spring, 3 to 4. need to figure out shelter for them. Have room just need to find a place for them, build a shelter and figure out how to get water to them!
Hope all is going well.
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