Elizabeth Rudas Pacheco
Last updated 5 years ago
Tips on Preparing for Winter with Backyard Chickens
Tips on Preparing for Winter: 1. Vaseline. Keep a jar handy just for the chickens. When applied to the chickens' combs and wattles, it prevents frostbite. Keep an eye on the weather and be sure to do this prior to a cold snap. Don't forget to reapply as well. ... and more.
Of all the ornamental chicken breeds, the Silkie Bantam is the most popular and most loved. They're the lap dog of the chicken world, complete with hair-like plumage and an incredibly sweet temperament. They have black skin and bones and 5 toes instead of the normal 4. In addition, Silkie hens make wonderful mothers and are even known to adopt baby ducks if given the chance!