We've been coasting this fall and early winter without any seriously heavy and prolonged cold or snow load. Our chicken composting system is pretty robust at this point overall, but seeing an incoming cold snap in a few days puts the reminders on to dial in certain aspects.
Focusing our composting pipeline to be inside and near our winter run for our hens, getting mulch and insulation banked around and queued up for easy access, bringing in a bounty of food scraps, soaking more grain and getting seed mixed into our 'browns' stockpile all help get us prepared to provide a comfortable time for our hens and let them continue working through cold weather...
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