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Can chickens go out in the snow?

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Is it ok?  Mine want to walk around in the driveway but is that a bad idea?  will their feet get frostbite?

 2 Cinnamon Queens, 8 Silkies, 1 dominiques, 2 black sex links, 3 EE's, 1 Welsummer, 1 blue marans, and 1 RIR cross.
 

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 2 Cinnamon Queens, 8 Silkies, 1 dominiques, 2 black sex links, 3 EE's, 1 Welsummer, 1 blue marans, and 1 RIR cross.
 

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post #2 of 12

Mine love the snow....let em play roll

Tammy - NPIP #113  Member-APA, ABA - WV State Representative, ASBC - WV State Representative, United Orpington Club.

Breeder and Exhibitor of Large Fowl and Bantam Orpingtons, and Bearded Silkies

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Tammy - NPIP #113  Member-APA, ABA - WV State Representative, ASBC - WV State Representative, United Orpington Club.

Breeder and Exhibitor of Large Fowl and Bantam Orpingtons, and Bearded Silkies

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post #3 of 12

They can go out if they want to...some of mine like it and will go outside and the others say no way.

Omy.....where did all these chickens come from!!!???
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Omy.....where did all these chickens come from!!!???
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post #4 of 12

We let ours go out. I think they will go in if they start to get cold. big_smile

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post #5 of 12

i've seen lots of pictures on here of chickens frolicking in the snow.  We had snow here for the first time in ages in Sacramento County on Monday morning.  None of my chickens complained.

Colleen
EE, Australorp, Silkies, Showgirls, Bantam Cochin, WCB Polish, D'Anver, Mille Fleur and Porcelain D'Uccles, Bantam Salmon Faverolles, some interesting mixes, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Persians and Maine Coon Cat, Ducks, and Sebastopol Geese.

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Colleen
EE, Australorp, Silkies, Showgirls, Bantam Cochin, WCB Polish, D'Anver, Mille Fleur and Porcelain D'Uccles, Bantam Salmon Faverolles, some interesting mixes, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Persians and Maine Coon Cat, Ducks, and Sebastopol Geese.

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post #6 of 12

We rarely get snow here, but the ice we get makes up for it.  Mine have been out in ice storms with no problems.  Maybe a few bruised beaks for trying to peck at something that's trapped under the ice.  lol

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A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, runner ducks, call ducks, two geese that are my feathered children, and a crossbeak silkie X named Dragon. 

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If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people. 

A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, runner ducks, call ducks, two geese that are my feathered children, and a crossbeak silkie X named Dragon. 

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post #7 of 12

This is my first winter with chickens. I was worried when we got 3 feet of snow. I opened the coop door and they slowly came out. Once they got used to it they were fine. They have covered areas and can get back in the coop when they want.

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It hasen't snowed here in a long time.  I hope we get some this winter.  This is our first year with chickens and I would love to see thier reactions.

Wife to wonderful openminded husband and mother to two girls, 5 furry kids & 25 feathered friends.
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Wife to wonderful openminded husband and mother to two girls, 5 furry kids & 25 feathered friends.
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post #9 of 12

Some of mine love the snow, some hate it.

Wife to a wonderful chicken tolerant husband, mommy to a 4 year old princess and a brand new baby girl, owner of too many dogs, one mean bunny, lots of guineas, and not enough chickens!
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Wife to a wonderful chicken tolerant husband, mommy to a 4 year old princess and a brand new baby girl, owner of too many dogs, one mean bunny, lots of guineas, and not enough chickens!
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