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It’s getting colder at night!

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Weather Station Unit

I know…I know, “They’re chickens and really hardy birds!”

That being said, they are also spoiled pets aka part of the family!  It just bothers me greatly to see it get this cold inside their coop at night and it’s not even winter yet.  I hear so many things about heaters with some that will say, “it’s okay to use them on low settings to prevent too low of temps” while others say, “never ever use any type of a heater no matter what”.  I am thinking of going with the first of thoughts mentioned, as just can’t see them in temps below 20 degrees in their coop.

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14 Fun Facts About Chickens

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#5: With 25 billion chickens in the world, there are more of them than any other bird species

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Chickens at a Florida farmhouse museum (Courtesy of Flickr user Kristine Paulus)
By Sarah Zielinski / SMITHSONIAN.COM / AUGUST 31, 2011

Why chickens? Well, I think we need a break from natural disasters, and chickens are a good distraction (how can the Chicken Dance not amuse?).

1 ) The chicken, Gallus gallus domesticus, is a domestic subspecies of the red junglefowl, a member of the pheasant family that is native to Asia. Genetic studies have found that the grey junglefowl also contributed to the chicken’s evolution.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Backyard Chickens

20150917_101049 – Mark’s Daily Apple – http://www.marksdailyapple.com

Keeping backyard chickens has long been an interest of mine. I’ve never actually gone through with it, partly because I just don’t have the time, partly because the homeowners association would veto it in a heartbeat, and mostly because I have a very reliable, reasonably priced source of pastured, bug-eating chickens and chicken eggs. Nevertheless, I love the idea of stepping outside my back door, greeting the flock of chickens (perhaps by name), and coming back in with an armful of fresh eggs. It’s admittedly a romantic, possibly naive vision, especially without the flecks of manure obscuring it. In any case, I’m drawn to the idea of it, so I’ve researched this growing trend and will share with you my findings in this not-so authoritative guide. Hopefully the general information, links, and leads will inspire you to dig deeper. And if you have any experience raising chickens I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment board.

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Does anyone want to buy this for our chickens?

If anyone wants to be super kind to our chickens, you buy this for them!  Hey, if you’re here in the Colorado Springs Area, the chickens can even pay you with their Farm Fresh Eggs!!  LOL!

Amazon’s Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G96S4Y8

DeLonghi TRD40615E Full Room Radiant Heater

DeLonghi TRD40615E High Performance Radiant Heater – Maximum Heat, Efficiently Distributed

The De’Longhi TRD40615E Dragon Whole Room Electric Radiant Heater warms spaces quickly and efficiently. The heater’s flat-panel design creates 25 percent more heating surface area. It also offers dual heating via both convection and radiant heat, ensuring maximum heat with a low surface temperature. The simple controls allow you to customize your heat with an adjustable thermostat and three temperature settings. The heater has a 24-hour timer, and its ECO Plus setting maintains an optimal room temperature while conserving energy. The unit’s permanently sealed oil channels never require refilling, and the heater’s SmartSnap wheels ensure a tool-free setup. Its thermal cutoff prevents overheating.

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Farm Fresh Eggs

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Don’t know about you, but we sure love raising chickens!  Cheers to you for raising chickens, if it is something you also do!!

You just can’t beat the taste of the super fresh eggs those lil ladies leave behind as “RENT”!

Chickens & Cold Weather

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We don’t know about you, but we’re not that big on cold weather. We’ve been watching our chickens and they think everything is just fine… SO FAR! I am sure that will change, as it will actually be very cold here in Colorado!!! 😛