Meyer Hatchery

Winter Poultry Tips

Stay ahead of winter challenges with our expert tips and essential supplies. Discover boredom busters, cold weather must-haves, our top advice, and explore our cold-hardy breeds. Tackle winter confidently with Meyer Hatchery.

Winter Chicken Boredom Busters

Winter Boredom Busters

During the winter, it is important to give your chickens some ways to keep the Winter boredom at bay. We have some great winter boredom ideas.

Winter Chicken Keeping Tips Chicken in Snow

Winter Poultry Care

Learn about what’s important to consider for winter poultry care. All things winter poultry care: heat, housing, nutrition, and more.

Winter Supplies

Cold Weather Supplies

Keeping chickens in winter has its challenges, and Meyer Hatchery has the poultry-keeping supplies that you need if you live where winter means freezing. Shop for heated waterers, flock boredom activities, treats, and more.

Book Recommendations from Meyer Hatchery
Little Homesteader A Winter Treasury of Recipes, Crafts and Wisdom
The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner What to Do & When to Do It in the Garden, Orchard, Barn, Pasture & Equipment Shed


Cold Hardy Chicken Breeds

Columbian Wyandotte Chicken Meyer Hatchery
Cream Legbar Chicken Meyer Hatchery
Delaware Chicken Meyer Hatchery
Splash Ameraucana Chicken Meyer Hatchery
Salmon Faverolles Chicken Meyer Hatchery
Easter Egger Chicken Meyer Hatchery


Meyer Hatchery Winter YouTube Videos


Meyer Hatchery Winter Blog Posts

Check out all of our blog posts for all things winter. We have tips for every part of winter flock care. If there is another topic you would like to see, please reach out!

How The Winter Solstice Affects Egg Laying

How The Winter Solstice Affects Egg Laying

The winter solstice and short day length affects how often a hen lays an egg, not cold weather. Meyer Hatchery explains the biology behind it and options for getting eggs in winter and when your egg production will return.


Meyer Hatchery Winter Help Desk Articles

If you haven’t already, don’t miss out on visiting the Meyer Hatchery Help Desk. We have topics on all things winter poultry care and great resources on other poultry too. You’re sure to learn something new!

Do I need a Heat Source in the winter? Meyer Hatchery Help Desk
Do I Need A Light In My Coop? Meyer Hatchery Help Desk
How Much Rooster Space Do I Need? Meyer Hatchery Help Desk Article


Meyer Hatchery Winter Supplies

Automatic Electric Heater Base

Vet Rx

Treat Ball

Green Goo Animal First Aid Salve

Traditional Floating Heated

Sideways Sipper Insulated Water Cooler

rubber feed pan, 8 qt - Meyer Hatchery blog

8-quart rubber pan

Feeder Rain Shield

Plastic Tank Heated De-Icer

Peck N Play Ball

Heated Round Bowl

Plastic Heated Bucket

Turf Nest Pad 

Chicken Waterer De-Icer

Heated Nipple Water Bottle