Friday, December 7, 2012
How To Keep Chickens Laying throughout Winter
Install several lights at various points in your coop to ensure that the chickens get as much light as they get naturally during the summer months.
Set the lights on a timer that allows them to stay on 14 or 15 hours per day to compensate for the extra hours of darkness of winter.
Cayenne pepper to give them a warm feeling similar to summertime.
Feed your chickens extra protein and plenty of egg-laying crumbles
Worm and delouse your chickens to keep them in good condition.
Additional Note to Article:
You can also feed your chickens ground course pepper as a treat. This is similar to the Cayenne pepper trick above.
I DO NOT recommend adding heat lamps to your chicken coop due to risk of fire