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That was how the weatherman opened the story on the deep freeze moving south. He said Maine would be colder than everywhere in Siberia too.

 

 

I've just come in from being outside for only 10 minutes and I have nothing polite to say about the current weather conditions. And they'll only be getting worse. Tomorrow the projected high will be 8F with 45 mph wind. 

 

I would have to agree with your weatherman. 

 

WIND CHILLS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO ANYONE NOT TAKING SHELTER TONIGHT. SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE DUE TO THE STRONG WINDS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS... MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.

 

Are you in the purple too? I'm a bit purple once I'm outside for a bit. :gig

 

 

We're -26C and the wind gets up so we have a wind chill of -38C tonight.  My poor roosters.:hit

I'm tired of this. Still warmer than last week though.:/

Forecast says only -9C for Monday. :ya

(I'll believe it when I see it.)

Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching
- C.S. Lewis

Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal — it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Winston Churchill

One day we will have a world where a chicken can cross the road without being questioned about his motives. smile.png
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Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching
- C.S. Lewis

Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal — it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Winston Churchill

One day we will have a world where a chicken can cross the road without being questioned about his motives. smile.png
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Squirrel....aka tree rats.....I remember my mom cooking them when I was about 7. I was a kid that would try anything my mom slapped on my plate but I only tried squirrel once. I've tried everything from eel to mountain oysters (which are delicious, BTW) but you cannot pay me enough to eat squirrel again. I'd have to be REALLY hungry.

 

A friend recently fixed them in a crock pot, deboned, then slow cooked some more in barbecue sauce. I still didn't have any desire to taste squirrel again.

 

Wickedchicken6 the fact that your girl has made it to 34 is a testament to the good care you have given her. A friend's horse lived to 30 and he was a pampered baby. Billie was a spoiled brat. She would lie down to sun in her corral and I'd take a book and sit down against her belly and read. If I set down in her stall, she would try to crawl in my lap.She was a horse with a real sense of humor and every time I see a black horse with a small white donut on her forehead I think of her.

 

Yeah, we are in the purple area also. I just told DH that I needed to hang a tarp to keep the wind from hitting the front of the coop tomorrow night and Saturday night. I checked combs tonight on my roosters and so far so good. My three month olds were holed up in the nesting boxes tonight. They had made themselves a hollow in a corner and I couldn't get them to come out and get on the roost. I finally figured that they might have a good idea and let them alone. Some times you just have to pick your battles.


Edited by microchick - 12/15/16 at 6:15pm
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post #58463 of 62323

@microchick you and me both hauled my old black monster wire crate in to get the 2 survivors of my hatches

integrated within a day or so to the main coop left it open so everyone could check it out

good before the girls come in

Halfway Ranch Mossyrock, Wa

8 cats, 5 dogs, Barred Rocks, Easter Egger, Olive Egger

F-1 cockerel,

 3 bat crazy people

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Halfway Ranch Mossyrock, Wa

8 cats, 5 dogs, Barred Rocks, Easter Egger, Olive Egger

F-1 cockerel,

 3 bat crazy people

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We just finally have squirrels show up in the last decade. Before that...no squirrels.

 

Some of mine have touched combs; some are have combs where the tips are whitish...others are blackish. I think the blackish ones are surface...the white tipped ones I don't know. I've got one Silkie with a cushion type comb, looks like it has a stitch in the middle of it...he looks the worst of everyone. I have three of my cockerels; two with tall straight combs...and the other has HUGE wattles...they haven't been touched at all. I find it all quite interesting. I'm giving electrolyte with vitamins to everyone while these cold temps play out. I crashed the other night and didn't wake up.:he It was a cold night and the wind was blowing into the coop and I never got back to shut the venting in the front. It froze my heated waterer, but so far everyone seems fine. So glad they were getting vitamins.

I got DH to bring in 4 more square bales so the OEGBs and the subordinate roosters would have more places to sit off the floor, it's cold cement. No body goes where we bedded straw. :thThe Halloween chicks are doing well in the shed with the roosters. (In their own cage)   Nice to see they can tough this out. As soon as it's nice I'll add them to the coop with the other chicks.

Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching
- C.S. Lewis

Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal — it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Winston Churchill

One day we will have a world where a chicken can cross the road without being questioned about his motives. smile.png
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Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching
- C.S. Lewis

Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal — it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Winston Churchill

One day we will have a world where a chicken can cross the road without being questioned about his motives. smile.png
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post #58465 of 62323

our water line froze out there the day it really did snow not since I use the cups

love them they cannot stand on them and have not figured out how to scrap in them :bow

using the new pvc tube feeders they too are perfect no tipped over or lost food

when I go to fill them see them run to them waiting fill them about in 4 days

Halfway Ranch Mossyrock, Wa

8 cats, 5 dogs, Barred Rocks, Easter Egger, Olive Egger

F-1 cockerel,

 3 bat crazy people

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Halfway Ranch Mossyrock, Wa

8 cats, 5 dogs, Barred Rocks, Easter Egger, Olive Egger

F-1 cockerel,

 3 bat crazy people

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post #58466 of 62323
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We just finally have squirrels show up in the last decade. Before that...no squirrels.

Some of mine have touched combs; some are have combs where the tips are whitish...others are blackish. I think the blackish ones are surface...the white tipped ones I don't know. I've got one Silkie with a cushion type comb, looks like it has a stitch in the middle of it...he looks the worst of everyone. I have three of my cockerels; two with tall straight combs...and the other has HUGE wattles...they haven't been touched at all. I find it all quite interesting. I'm giving electrolyte with vitamins to everyone while these cold temps play out. I crashed the other night and didn't wake up.he.gif It was a cold night and the wind was blowing into the coop and I never got back to shut the venting in the front. It froze my heated waterer, but so far everyone seems fine. So glad they were getting vitamins.
I got DH to bring in 4 more square bales so the OEGBs and the subordinate roosters would have more places to sit off the floor, it's cold cement. No body goes where we bedded straw. th.gif The Halloween chicks are doing well in the shed with the roosters. (In their own cage)   Nice to see they can tough this out. As soon as it's nice I'll add them to the coop with the other chicks.

Odd that there are spots on the small combs, and not the big single combs... crazy odd actually.

How is your humidity? Reducing humidity can often help reduce the frostbite.
Alaskan

Crawling about in the season of drifts of snow, buckets of ice, freezing cold, getting brighter every minute, and way crazier than usual.
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Crawling about in the season of drifts of snow, buckets of ice, freezing cold, getting brighter every minute, and way crazier than usual.
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One of my male Spitz.
Alaskan

Crawling about in the season of drifts of snow, buckets of ice, freezing cold, getting brighter every minute, and way crazier than usual.
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Crawling about in the season of drifts of snow, buckets of ice, freezing cold, getting brighter every minute, and way crazier than usual.
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post #58468 of 62323
Aww..now he's handsome!
Wonderful family, very understanding husband when it comes to chickens, dogs, birds, one big Golden Retriever, and thankful to the Lord for all!
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Wonderful family, very understanding husband when it comes to chickens, dogs, birds, one big Golden Retriever, and thankful to the Lord for all!
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post #58469 of 62323
SCG..share some photos of your NN babies. I'm trying to get some of my youngest, and a barred cockerel outside. Not doing so well with getting the photos I want on with my phone. Easier on fb. Not here though. hmm.png



Check out those long legs!






Edited by Cynthia12 - 12/15/16 at 10:36pm
Wonderful family, very understanding husband when it comes to chickens, dogs, birds, one big Golden Retriever, and thankful to the Lord for all!
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Wonderful family, very understanding husband when it comes to chickens, dogs, birds, one big Golden Retriever, and thankful to the Lord for all!
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post #58470 of 62323
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We just finally have squirrels show up in the last decade. Before that...no squirrels.

Some of mine have touched combs; some are have combs where the tips are whitish...others are blackish. I think the blackish ones are surface...the white tipped ones I don't know. I've got one Silkie with a cushion type comb, looks like it has a stitch in the middle of it...he looks the worst of everyone. I have three of my cockerels; two with tall straight combs...and the other has HUGE wattles...they haven't been touched at all. I find it all quite interesting. I'm giving electrolyte with vitamins to everyone while these cold temps play out. I crashed the other night and didn't wake up.he.gif It was a cold night and the wind was blowing into the coop and I never got back to shut the venting in the front. It froze my heated waterer, but so far everyone seems fine. So glad they were getting vitamins.
I got DH to bring in 4 more square bales so the OEGBs and the subordinate roosters would have more places to sit off the floor, it's cold cement. No body goes where we bedded straw. th.gif The Halloween chicks are doing well in the shed with the roosters. (In their own cage)   Nice to see they can tough this out. As soon as it's nice I'll add them to the coop with the other chicks.

Odd that there are spots on the small combs, and not the big single combs... crazy odd actually.

How is your humidity? Reducing humidity can often help reduce the frostbite.

Oh sorry...I was too vague there. The tips are touched on the majority of the straight combs, OEGB and EE. :/   I'm breeding for cushion/walnut type combs but I'm getting these weird chickens out of my EEs that are showing up with straight combs...lol. :idunno  And they're just too nice to cull just for their combs. A few of the roos are non related that I'm keeping for outcrossing like the Barred Rock I just bought. Not so winter tough, comb wise. :/  He's such a sweetie though. :love

 

I am surprised by the Silkie with the cushion type comb that's seemingly touched. And I'm surprised by the 3 of my boys with tall single combs that aren't touched. All my guys with cushion type combs are good as well.

 

I moved the roosters, about 40...into our tractor shed from the coop and outside specifically because the humidity in there is less than the coop. The coop is warmer but the tractor shed is colder. I don't know how big it is, 30 X 50,with a high roof. I had figured it out...it can hold 200+ chickens, something like that...lol. It's not airtight by any means but no drafts. I have a thermometer in there with  hygrometer but I haven't calibrated it yet. The one I've been transferring one back and forth (which I don't trust either) and it's telling me the coop is about 8-10% higher humidity than the rooster shed. I do have a 1500 watt shop heater going...but I'm afraid it doesn't do much in this cold. It produces drier air but realistically it doesn't do much...:lau

I'm just heading out there...I will bring my calibrated incubator thermometer with me. :weee

So hard to remember the darn thing. :old

Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching
- C.S. Lewis

Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal — it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Winston Churchill

One day we will have a world where a chicken can cross the road without being questioned about his motives. smile.png
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Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching
- C.S. Lewis

Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal — it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Winston Churchill

One day we will have a world where a chicken can cross the road without being questioned about his motives. smile.png
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