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the last 4 days have been wonderful, the snow was almost gone. the hens were loving getting out into the yard again. Well today they were out when the snow started. after about 20 min. it was at least 2in deep and they started heading for the coop. after another hour it was 4 or 5 in. deep and I thought all were in but the one silly girl that was hiding under the coop and didn't want to walk to the door through the snow. It took me a while to catch her and get her in the coop, then I counted heads and found I was 3 short. GREAT! it is getting dark, were do I start looking? Oldest son was over with his (chicken friendly) dog. Logan had been sitting out in the snow barking for a while but he likes to bark at every thing so we didn't pay to much attention. Now I did, ok logan were are they? And sure enough he led me right to the poor things sitting under a bush by the driveway, they came out and scolded me for leaving them out in that horrid stuff. I managed to pickup 2 but had to go get help for the 3rd. she was not happy about being left behind but son came out as he was leaving and came to our rescue. The snow came down so fast I don't think they new what to do and it didn't stop just kept on coming.  Love my chickens didn't want to lose any of them to the cold big_smile

one DH 4 great kids 9 wonderful grandchildren, 1 cat, 1 BIG puppy,5 roosters,30 hens,  retirement  is awesome, 

       close family and friends mixed with some crazy critters, who could ask for anything more!

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one DH 4 great kids 9 wonderful grandchildren, 1 cat, 1 BIG puppy,5 roosters,30 hens,  retirement  is awesome, 

       close family and friends mixed with some crazy critters, who could ask for anything more!

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post #2 of 7

adorable story.  frow

chickens make me happy
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chickens make me happy
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post #3 of 7

good job, good story, good dog, even...you are so fortunate to have heroes in your life!

post #4 of 7

girls were probally scared silly -hide--great story especially this morningg in ny where it's snowing AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!he

hammer it to fit---paint it to match
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hammer it to fit---paint it to match
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Glad you found them, great dog to have around!  We missed all the snow up here.

"People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely, because chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately."

— Oscar Wilde

Trying to count my 60+ chickens.  Polish, Ameraucana, Welsummer, Cornish, Production Red, Cochin, Cuckcoo Maran, Black Austrolorp, Sizzle, Showgirl, Silkie, OEG, Partridge Rock, Russian Orloff, Dorking, Basque.  Tough...

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"People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely, because chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately."

— Oscar Wilde

Trying to count my 60+ chickens.  Polish, Ameraucana, Welsummer, Cornish, Production Red, Cochin, Cuckcoo Maran, Black Austrolorp, Sizzle, Showgirl, Silkie, OEG, Partridge Rock, Russian Orloff, Dorking, Basque.  Tough...

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post #6 of 7

Good doggy! thumbsup

Had a Coyote raid and killed all my birds. He gets my chickens we get his head.
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Had a Coyote raid and killed all my birds. He gets my chickens we get his head.
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post #7 of 7

Yay!!! All the girls are safe! ya   Who can blame them for not wanting to be out in the "horrid" stuff?!?

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