And trade in the snow for hurricanes?? Oy that'd be a mighty leap! I enjoy the LOOKS of snow. Not the WORK of snow. My poor dog has to stick to shoveled/plowed areas for going potty and he hates it. This stuff is above his head now :(
He tried the other night to go into the woods like he normally does to poop, and found a sink hole of snow, didn't see him again until he popped out the snow bank... Was hilarious and scary at the same time LOL. I didn't want to have to shovel around in the wooded area for my dog. The chicks in the coop don't seem to mind it, as long as I shovel an area for them to come out once in a while. All chicks are in the brooder in the garage. I have a pair that are old enough to move outside, but with as cold and wet as it is, I don't have any way to integrate into the flock without the possibility of them getting wet. The crate/pen method works nicely in nice weather. But when the snow starts melting, I have a feeling it will be having to move the adult chickens into the barn for a bit.