Until recently, if you asked me about cold-weather chicken care, I would have said, “Choose the right chicken breeds for your climate and build your coop for your weather conditions.” With iguanas freezing and falling out of trees in Florida and alligators using weird ice-survival strategies in North Carolina, I have realized that answer needs an addendum. Let’s face it. Our climate is changing. As a result, weather patterns are becoming more extreme and erratic. We have to start preparing for worst-case scenarios in our livestock care. We also have to be ready to act quickly because weather patterns and predictions are not
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