The days are getting short and the nights feel brisk. It's around this time of year that my chickens often slow down their egg laying. Sometimes they molt as well, losing feathers and looking a bit raggedy for a while (and they don't seem terribly happy about this process!).
If it's your first year with chickens, you might wonder whether or not they will be OK in an unheated coop all winter. The answer is yes, especially if you follow some simple tips for keeping them comfy, warm, and laying.Photo © Lauren Ware