Well, I think this morning will result in me having lavender roos with combs as smooth as a baby's bottom. I have heat, but not enough heat for subzero for this many days, and I just keep seeing more black and gray. It's really a shame. I should have taken more photos of the boys in the fall, but they were still babies then (late May hatch). Ugh.
People who show must spend a fortune on electricity to keep enough heat to 100% protect those combs.
I am frozen half solid myself, and need to go throw more straw out there. I have to warm back up before I go back out there again! One waterer is frozen and there isn't a ****** thing I can do about it except give them fresh water every hour. I can't even open it, it's frozen shut, even with all the exterior ice chipped away.
I did not sign up to live in Outer Siberia. I can't wait until we retire and can move further south!!! I'll take an occasional ice storm in exchange for all these months of subfreezing weather.
Sorry to carry on, but I know all of you have got to be frozen, too, unless you have completely heated coops/barns. And if you do, are you robbing banks to pay the bills to heat them these last two winters?