In Canada, one of the biggest worries for the new chicken keeper is winter time. There's no need to worry with your Eglu Cube, we've tested them in our extreme winters! From northern Quebec and Alberta, more Canadian are realizing how great the Eglu Cube is in our horrible winters.
The double walled design keeps your chickens warm in winter by trapping a pocket of air in the same way that double glazing does on windows. There's no need to add dangerous heat lamps or lighting in winter to keep your chickens warm.
What makes chickens cold isn't the ambient temperature, it's the wind. Just like wild birds in Canada, your hens will grow in extra warm feathers in anticipation of winter. As long as your chickens are in a draft/wind free environment, their feathers won't part and expose their skin, cooling them down. Your Eglu Cube has draft-free ventilation that keeps the air fresh without blowing cold air on your birds. In your run, use our clear covers or tarps to keep the wind and snow off.
You'll be amazed how happy your chickens are in winter (even if you're not!). We have found from testing the Eglu Cube in Canada for multiple winters that eggs take much longer to freeze than in our old traditional wooden coops. Less frozen eggs means more eggs for your family to enjoy.
To read more on winter, read these useful articles:
Chickens in winter?
The Eglu Chicken Coop in Winter