Originally Posted by Delfina
If you knit us some sweaters/scarves, my children will be more than happy to bundle up our chickens, guineas and ducks and take pictures.
Please send 19 chicken, 3 guinea and 2 duck sets.
Can you please add 8 pairs of toeless chicken "mittens," as it was 9*F here this morning and my girls' feet were very cold when they headed out the door...
For those of you in very cold places, do you have dirt floors on your coop? If so, do you cover the dirt with something else in the winter?
Right now, I have a very thick layer of dirt and peat moss* on the floor, but the poop is frozen when I clean it out on these very cold mornings. I did straw bedding in the coop last winter, but it was a real mess to keep clean, so I'd prefer not to use that again. I could give them a really thick layer of pine shavings over the dirt- do you think that would make a noticeable difference in terms of temp in the coop? Even this morning, which is our coldest so far, I was relieved to see no signs of frostbite, so I'm thinking I've got a better draft/ventilation balance than I did last year, when frostbite was a real problem.
*PS-I know most people don't like peat moss as flooring because of the dust, but I've had such great luck with it (in terms of ease of cleaning) that I've continued using it and had no respiratory problems with any of my girls...