I get asked all the time how my guineas and chickens handle the cold and snow we get every winter. Guineas are quite a bit different then chickens. For one thing, they are nowhere near as smart. I know it’s hard to believe, after all I’m sure we’ve all seen chickens do some dumb things. Trust me when I tell you, Guineas are not the sharpest tool in the shed! They sometimes don’t seem to understand the concept behind sleeping in the coop. Even in cooler weather, though it’s not really a problem. For warm climate birds they can tolerate some pretty cold temps. They do all tend to sleep inside the coop when it’s snowing, usually. The rain doesn’t bother them. They will spend the whole day and night in the rain and be no worse for wear. The real problem comes with changing weather patterns.
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- Lisa Murano
Raising chickens, teenagers, pets, flowers and growing our own food on 25 acres in the hills of western Pennsylvania....and doing it all as cheaply as possible!
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