Winter is here, and the temperature has dropped significantly. This time of the year, I will usually receive a few questions about poultry care during freezing temperatures.
During winter months, don’t worry about how cold it is because poultry are designed to withstand the cold. Their feathers offer plenty of heat and insulation to keep them warm, but things you should worry about are clean, thawed water, plenty of feed, good ventilation, lighting and flock safety.
In my eyes, the largest threat to poultry during the winter is lack of fresh, thawed water.