A Few Dos And Don’ts When Winter Sets

A Few Dos And Don’ts When Winter Sets
By Don Schrider, West Virginia Before I go too far, let’s take a look at how nature has prepared our feathered friends to survive and basic poultry behavior. Feathers are designed to resist wind, sun, and precipitation. Duck and goose feathers shed water due to natural oils. Ducks and geese kept in dry, dusty pens tend to have feathers less prepared to deal with moist weather. A goose or a duck both like to swim and bathe, and will often take a dip even during very frigid temperatures. Turkeys also have feathers that shed water. Turkeys like to roost outside — in fact, you can hardly train them to roost under a shed. It is not unusual to see turkeys roosting outside during a snowstorm, covered in snow. Chickens have feathers that will resist some moist weather, but not nearly as much as turkeys, ducks and geese. Coop Questions? Find Answers Here!Need information, ideas, and plans for the best possible chicken coop

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