Afraid of first snow...too cold....something else?

rosemarythyme

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Mine still will not come out in snow (even 1/2" is nope nope nope) so I either shovel pathways around the run to give them some outside space, and/or toss bagged dried leaves to form non-snow pathways. The dried leaves are less work but of course not optimal if snow continues to fall.
 

aart

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Does this sound like typical first snow jitters for chickens?
Yep.
Might want to shovel out part of the run, and spread a thin layer of shavings or straw so they will walk on it.
Think about how you're going to deal with the feet of snow that is likely on it's way.
I keep part of my run shoveled out, use sand when it gets icy, and a path all along run so I can keep mesh roof clear when snow starts sticking.
Yeah, it's PITA, but you'll be glad come snow melt season.
 

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