November 3, 2018

Preparing the Coops for Winter

All my chickens, pigeons and peafowl are ready for the cold season ahead.

Here at my Bedford, New York farm, I like to offer supplemental heat for my peafowl, pigeons and chickens during the winter months. In the past I've heated my coops with the same type of infrared heat bulbs that farmers have been using for decades, but I decided it was time to upgrade to safer, more reliable units. This week, we installed Sweeter Heaters in all the coops. We got them from our friends at My Pet Chicken, a company I've used for many years. These Sweeter Heaters stay at or below a safer heat level, and use far less electricity - and, they're also designed and assembled right here in the United States. Enjoy these photos. 

And don’t forget, Daylight Saving Time ends tomorrow morning, November 4th, so set your clocks back one hour before going to bed tonight. Those living in participating states across the US will get an extra hour of sleep. Daylight Saving Time occurs in many states and territories except Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Island.