A cold front is moving in bringing strong winds and cold nights. A low of 10F is predicted for tomorrow. Brrr! Winter is definitely making its presence felt. We are fine inside with our nice warm stove, but Cluckingham Palace is unheated. So today I made sure it was as warm as possible. There are only four girls now so there is extra space in the nesting box where they sleep. And poor Prudence is molting and has fewer feathers to keep her warm.
I have already added towels around the windows to keep the drafts out.
And I have hung a quilt between the coop part and the potting shed part of the Cluckingham Palace. At night it closes over the door to the coop.
This year I also hung a fleece on the inside, near the roost. This is very cozy for them.
Pillow shams are in place, to be lowered over the window at night. So today I wanted to install their “bed canopy” over their nesting box. I did this last year. It helps to keep the warmth from rising up to the ceiling.
And on really cold nights, we still have the “coop under the stairs.”