blizzard conditions, was leaking some snow into the coup. now I got some wet birds in the cold and im worried to take them in to avoid frostbite or maybe towel them down or something? The problem with the snow getting in is fixed but dont know if anything else I can do.
They probably still have some snow on their back now and have probably been getting it for almost 30 hrs now :( it all makes sense now. earlier today I shoveled out all this area out for them to hang out. I end up seeing two out side that were dazed and looked stunned. One had an icicle just under comb. I took them inside (I can usually never catch them) and warmed them up for a couple minutes each and then put them back in coup and shut the door (blaming them and me for letting them out). Still, there was some snow getting into the coup so I stuffed some old long underwear in the crack on the roof and nailed it in. Checked on them later, still snow! stuffed gaps in eaves with plastic bags, and noticed the gap in siding! The wind was carrying snow up into the coup on my poor birds all along. Totally bummed I let them down.
5 marsh daisies one in particular had icicle all 1 yr old
5 guinea hens 16 weeks
4 red stars 1 yr old
7 jersey giant mash daisy hybrids 12 weeks old
1 bantam mill fleur rooster
Should I have even brought them inside? Did I merely thaw the snow on them making them wet? The one MD I'm worried about did seem to have warmth on her breast when I brushed snow off her back but she felt kinda wet in spots, and icy in others now that I think about it :( ugh!