SCG! Love the costume. I kept looking to see if there were any fake eggs on the floor.
The Spitz's are gorgeous! First time I've seen pictures of them.
As for the weather. We slept in this morning and woke up to snow. Good grief! AND a winter weather advisory. They weren't calling for anything even close to that last night. Now the weather forecast is saying freezing drizzle and then drizzle later on today. Now how can you have liquid precip when the temp is only going to be up to 28 degrees F? Then 1 to 3 inches of snow over the weekend and bitter cold with lows to -6 and 28mph winds. Not much you can do other than batten down the hatches and ride it out.
I've padded out my coop with extra roosters like hatcheries do with shipped chicks and they so far haven't showed any sign of frostbite. I need to check them when I go out to open the pop door in a bit. I put extra leaves down on Wednesday, the Sept youngsters are still holed up in the nesting boxes and every one else is tucked onto the roost. A lot of my ventilation comes from not making the coop air tight. Lots of air leakage around the door which is away from the roosts. I covered the high open window with plastic as it provides air for the birds in the summer and I am sure it is probably leaking air. I'm using a heated dog water dish, one gallon size to keep them hydrated. Putting electrolytes in the water is a good idea. Think I will do that also.
I have it set up so I can add a heat bulb to my overhead lighting system that DH put in for me but I hate doing it. I'd rather the birds tough it out.
BTW Good morning everyone!