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Winter is a scary time for new chicken owners. We want our flock to be warm, healthy and happy — which can be challenging with freezing temperatures and snow coating the ground.
Fortunately, once you figure it out, raising chickens in the winter isn’t that hard. Most chickens are hardy and able to handle the cool temperatures. Here are some crucial tips that will make the winter experience better for you and the flock.
1. Don’t add a heater; add insulation
If you are considering a heater for your chicken coop, I caution you to back away. My husband is a firefighter and has responded to dozens of chicken coop fires over the years. It is not safe. All of the bedding is begging to start a fire.
Chickens don’ t need a heater. They huddle together for warmth. Insulation is a better choice, but you need to add that when you build your chicken coop. You also don’t want to seal off the coop entirely. Ventilation will prevent moisture from building up. All of the droppings and no ventilation will lead to ammonia in your coop, and that is a recipe for sickness.
There is a huge difference (more…)
There are many VIPs who will no longer fly because of remote-controlled plane crashes, but who do take the train for long-distance travel. At least two dead in an Amtrak collision in South Carolina
Source: One wonders who was on board today’s AMTRAK during the SC collision with a freight train?
Impressive fire DEVILs form during wildfires in Randolph, Arizona just like in the best Hollywood movies
The River Fire near Coolidge, Arizona, produced some extraordinary scenes on Wednesday evening, sprouting multiple fire whirls. This impressive fire devils – a rotating column of hot air and gas – was captured just southeast of Randolph, Arizona on February 1, 2018. The next awesome video by Evan Coverdill shows THREE fire whirls happening at the beginning of […]
The most moving part of last night’s speech. Here’s the clip for anyone who hasn’t seen it.
by Tyler Durden
The United States Air Force is launching its largest-ever three-week premier set of air war drills, called Red Flag 18-1, starting on Friday and will conclude February 16, said the 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs.
On January 26, the air war drill, known as Red Flag, officially kicked off at Nellis Air Force Base, 20-miles outside of Las Vegas. Base officials have warned residents of increased military aircraft activity due to aircraft departing from Nellis Air Force Base twice-a-day to conduct war drills on the Nevada Test and Training Range.
“We’re trying a few new and different things with Red Flag 18-1,” said Col Michael Mathes, 414th Combat Training Squadron commander. “It’s the largest Red Flag ever with the largest number of participants, highlighting the balance of training efficiency with mission effectiveness.”
The drill involves a variety of attack, fighter and bomber aircraft as well as participants from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, and Marine Corps. Foreign participants include Royal Australian (more…)
A global pandemic WILL happen due to international travel warn experts during Davos talk to mark 100 year anniversary of Spanish flu that killed 50 million
The concerns were raised during the annual World Economic Forum in Davos
Experts warned another pandemic is unavoidable because of the ease of travel
A mutated flu virus poses the biggest threat, they revealed at the Swiss summit
Their fears come exactly 100 years after the 1918 Spanish flu (H1N1) outbreak
By STEPHEN MATTHEWS
26 January 2018
Fears of a global pandemic are mounting as experts have warned there will be ‘no way to stop’ a killer disease from claiming millions of lives.
The concerns, raised at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, come exactly 100 years after the 1918 Spanish flu that claimed 50 million lives.
The H1N1 virus killed three times as many people as World War I and did it quicker than any other illness in recorded history.
And now leading names, speaking a century on, have warned another pandemic is unavoidable amid the ease of international travel.
A mutated flu virus poses the biggest threat, they revealed at the Swiss summit, because it can join together with other (more…)
VIDEO: “The government’s gonna kill this guy.” — Former CIA agent Philip Mudd during CNN interview about President Trump
CNN analyst on Trump: “The government’s gonna kill this guy.” https://t.co/ymqwNErhWv pic.twitter.com/4WAA1WENgp — Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) August 11, 2017
Source: VIDEO: “The government’s gonna kill this guy.” — Former CIA agent Philip Mudd during CNN interview about President Trump
After being invited by the National Football League to place an ad in the Super Bowl LII program, American Veterans (AMVETS), an organization focused on the well-being of US veterans, announced Monday that the league had rejected the advertisement they submitted.
The ad, which shows soldiers saluting the American flag with the words “Please Stand” hovering above, is a pointed response to the movement of NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem to protest racial inequality and injustice.
For homesteaders, going outside in the cold to care for livestock or bring in firewood is just part of the life. Fortunately, it takes just a few minutes to put on coveralls, gloves, jackets and boots that are well-insulated without being bulky.
But for our ancestors who lived without the convenience of thermal underwear and even heated jackets, staying warm took a bit more effort and a lot more thought. Materials up until the 1970s were primarily naturally sourced (wool and cotton). It wasn’t until 1979 that the 3M company patented Thinsulate as a synthetic fiber insulation that became the inner layer to most commercial winter clothing.
For our ancestors, wool was the best fiber available due to its lower cost, better resistance to moisture and odor protection. Cotton was secondary to wool, because it loses insulation value and adds cold when fully soaked.
Dressing For The INDOORS
Our ancestors’ first rule of dressing for warmth has stayed the same throughout time: dressing in layers. For those in the early 19th Century all the way to the 1950s, this meant layers of linen, cotton, flannel and wool clothing.