cold chickens . . .
My first post on this forum. Greetings all.
None of the stuff I've read on chicken keeping deals with this question.
How warm a climate do chickens need? I live in southwestern Ontario where our temperatures are something like this: (temps in degrees C)
January Avg Low: -10 Avg Hi: -2Â° Avg Precip: 5.61 cm
February Avg Low: -9Â° Avg Hi: 0Â° Avg Precip: 6.2 cm
March Avg Low: -5Â° Avg Hi: 4Â° Avg Precip: 6.04 cm
April Avg Low: 1Â° Avg Hi: 13Â° Avg Precip: 3.38 cm
May Avg Low: 6Â° Avg Hi: 18Â° Avg Precip: 9.58 cm
June Avg Low: 13Â° Avg Hi: 25Â° Avg Precip: 9.55 cm
July Avg Low: 14Â° Avg Hi: 27Â° Avg Precip: 10.87 cm
August Avg Low: 14Â° Avg Hi: 26Â° Avg Precip: 7.15 cm
September Avg Low: 10Â° Avg Hi: 23Â° Avg Precip: 8.32 cm
October Avg Low: 4Â° Avg Hi: 15Â° Avg Precip: 6.09 cm
November Avg Low: 1Â° Avg Hi: 9Â° Avg Precip: 7.97 cm
December Avg Low: -7Â° Avg Hi: 1Â° Avg Precip: 6.61 cm
Do I need to insulate the coop? How much? I know I need to keep the birds draft-free, but it's the cold I need to plan for.
Thanks in advance.