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post #11 of 15

Depends on where you are.  All of my soil, grit included is frozen solid and buried under 6" of snow and ice.  

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Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by lazy gardener View Post
 

Depends on where you are.  All of my soil, grit included is frozen solid and buried under 6" of snow and ice.  

well that could make it really tough! And here I am complaining about our first cold snap.  

post #13 of 15

Play sand will work fine but another option is construction sand which also contains larger stones which will serve their needs as they grow.

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post #14 of 15

Interesting observation: wild birds and wild turkeys around my place like to follow me as I shovel snow and expose the fine stones in the gravel beneath the deep snow. Opportunists, my avian buddies.

 

My chickens have all the grit they need in their covered run of masonry and construction sand.

post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by PlanterJeff View Post
 

well that could make it really tough! And here I am complaining about our first cold snap.  

We're having a mild winter.  Low temps at night 5*.  Previous 2 winters, there were weeks when it didn't get up to 0*F at all!  I'll be complaining more about the heat.  Anything above 80 kills me.  

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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