Winter’s damp, cold weather and freezing temperatures can pose potential challenges to keeping your backyard chickens happy and healthy. Below are 4 tips on raising chickens in the winter, to support your flock’s health and well-being.
1. Prevent frostbite
Chickens are most prone to frostbite on their wattles, feet, and combs.
There’s always a moment in our lives, a pivotal moment, when the joy and the love we experience for our animals became foundational for who we are what we want to become. At Standlee Premium Western Forage® we understand those moments and we want to hear what that special moment...
The popularity of raising chickens in the backyard as a potential source of healthy, fresh eggs and meat is soaring in the United States. To properly house chickens in a backyard environment, the birds need a safe area to roost, lay eggs and get out of poor weather. This safe...
The brooder is the chicks’ home until they move to the coop. The brooder should be spacious, safe, and easy to clean. The brooder should be kept in a room
with an ambient temperature of at least 50°F and access to natural light.
What better way to kick off Chick Days than to share a blog that features a chicken coop that most of us would dream of having. Our very own Laura Marie “LM” Kramer – Owner of La Bella Farm and National Accounts Director for Standlee Premium Western Forage® – shares...
On Wednesday, March 25th, Idaho Governor Brad Little issued a state-wide ‘Stay-Home’ order effective immediately and for at least 21 days. We at Standlee Premium Western Forage® recognize the vital importance of observing all practices to promote healthy and safe environments for our employees, vendors and customer communities. Standlee also knows that our animal-owner community depends on us to reliably manufacture and supply our products through all channels of distribution.
As an ‘Essential Business’ and as designated by both federal and state authorities, we are and will remain open to manufacture and distribute animal feed and other products. We will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic health mandates and recommendations and will continue to respond accordingly and responsibly.
We (and our beloved animals) will get through these trying times! Stay safe and healthy!