I just watched on the weather page, a video about the extreme weather of this year. Cotton, MN pegged the record low of -42. Congratulations! Well, maybe not congrats, but it is always nice to be acknowledged, right?
Was that last year? Brrrrr....
For 2015, but probably last winter.
So, first winter with chickens and goats. Chicken poop frozen in the coop....I'm scared (still) that it's too cold in there. The chickens were up moving around the coop and went out for awhile in the porch...when they went back into the coop the didn't huddle but instead just kind of hung out. So....they are fine....right? The goats seemed chilly....i guess because they were more jumpy than usual. I'm a heckuva nervous mamma.
Stop worrying, it takes years off your life! The chickens will be fine. If you did all that we talked about earlier on, they will make it through just fine.
Having chickens your first winter is like having that first baby...
you worry about every little cough and everything going into its mouth and about every germ, then the second one, you relax a little and don't fuss quite so much. By the third kid, the pacifier could drop in dog poop and you just wipe it off and stick it back in their mouth. Okay, just kidding on the dog poop part, but I think you know what I mean ;)