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Chickens water and the cold weather

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  • Chickens water and the cold weather

    Went out to the chickens this morning, it was -1oC and for the first time this year the water was frozen. The poor chickens were desperate for a drink and shot out of the chicken house and headed straight for old upturned cattle feeding trough for a drink...but that was frozen as well.
    Luckily we had an old kettle which we had in the stable block for unblocking the watering hose which we use for cleaning out the dog run. So a touch of boiling water and all was well again with the chickens.
    I think we are in for a cold winter this year, and some thirsy animal overnight
    Heaven knows what it's like in Canada!