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We've got a wicked snowstorm raging here in Colorado.  When I shoveled out to the coop to wish the ladies good morning, they were looking like, "This white stuff again - you've gotta be kidding me!"  But after a breakfast of some warm oatmeal (them, not me) I shoveled out the run for them because they gave me ten beautiful eggs yesterday and already six today!  The sun will come out...tomorrow!

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I'm in upstate NY and this winter has been warmer than usual and less snow than usual also. But, my small flock of 6 is not impressed at all with the snow we have gotten so far. They love to be outside in their run, but not if they have to walk through the snow. 

 

Oh, and I just got my first egg Monday! It took exactly 23 weeks to show up, although I'm not sure who laid it. 

 

Good luck with the storm, I hope you don't get too much. 

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We've got a wicked snowstorm raging here in Colorado.  When I shoveled out to the coop to wish the ladies good morning, they were looking like, "This white stuff again - you've gotta be kidding me!"  But after a breakfast of some warm oatmeal (them, not me) I shoveled out the run for them because they gave me ten beautiful eggs yesterday and already six today!  The sun will come out...tomorrow!

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I will say, they are beautiful pictures!   love.gif   The girls don't look to worried!   Have a wonderful, white day!

 

mom of 8 kids,  3 dogs,  10 cats, 11 hens, 1 goose, 1 duck  and the most loving, patient hubby, who puts up with me!!

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mom of 8 kids,  3 dogs,  10 cats, 11 hens, 1 goose, 1 duck  and the most loving, patient hubby, who puts up with me!!

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such beautiful babies. smile.png

I looked at all the caged animals in the barn...the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness, and betrayal. And I was angry."God," I said, "this is terrible! Why don't you do something?"God was silent for a moment, and then He spoke softly, "I have done something...I created you."  

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I looked at all the caged animals in the barn...the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness, and betrayal. And I was angry."God," I said, "this is terrible! Why don't you do something?"God was silent for a moment, and then He spoke softly, "I have done something...I created you."  

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post #5 of 12

Don't let the white one out, you'll never find her again.  They're gorgeous.

Chicken, chicken, duck, kitty, kitty, guinea pig, guinea pig, guinea pig, canary, canary, husband...not necessarily in that order.
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Chicken, chicken, duck, kitty, kitty, guinea pig, guinea pig, guinea pig, canary, canary, husband...not necessarily in that order.
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lol....  think she would sink in anyway. turn into a real snowball!!!!!   lol.png

I looked at all the caged animals in the barn...the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness, and betrayal. And I was angry."God," I said, "this is terrible! Why don't you do something?"God was silent for a moment, and then He spoke softly, "I have done something...I created you."  

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I looked at all the caged animals in the barn...the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness, and betrayal. And I was angry."God," I said, "this is terrible! Why don't you do something?"God was silent for a moment, and then He spoke softly, "I have done something...I created you."  

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post #7 of 12

Hey I think you are in custody of some of our snow, could you just send it on this way please?  big_smile.png

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 



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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 



My Chickens
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post #8 of 12

Wow, that's a lot of snow. Beautiful chickens!

 

White,splash,and blue silkies. Member of the American Silkie Bantam Club.

 

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White,splash,and blue silkies. Member of the American Silkie Bantam Club.

 

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post #9 of 12
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I will be glad to send this snow anywhere!  We got four more inches after this.  Kinda tired of shoveling out the run.  The ladies are destroying the slivers of grass that are peeking through the snow.  I will continue to let them mangle the yard as long as I get my 8-10 eggs per day!

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Hi I was wondering what weather is too cold to let my chickens out of the coop. A couple of days ago we got a huge snow storm and the chickens now have been in the coop for two days. Some of the snow has melted away today. Should I let them out it is above zero. They also have a heat lamp that is on a timer that goes on at sunset and turns off at sunrise, plus, I give them real nice left overs on a garden platter. Here is are photo's of my Chicken Coop two days ago. Oh yeah......"What is the best way to get rid of the Chicken poo in the coop in snowy weather?" I have been shovelling it out and spraying the coop with vinegar. But it is still really wet inside the coop....."Any ideas?"

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