blizzard, how to keep hens safe/ happy?

audrey02026

Songster
8 Years
Mar 25, 2011
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Dedham, Ma
We do not let our chickens out when it is snowing or colder than 0°F . People wonder why their chickens have frostbite when they let them out when it is cold, snowing and windy. Keep your chickens in when it is storming or just plain cold. They will live. Feed and water in the coop. I would make sure they have plenty of food as they eat more when it is cold out. Adding a chicken feed block or other fun food helps to keep them busy.
I won't let them out during the storm either... i agree, I just tried to cover the run as much as I could so when the storm in over there won't be two feet of snow in their run. I'll do alot for them but I won't shovel 2 feet of snow for them...lol. Wish I thought of the flock block too late now...next time!
 

tdgill

Crowing
11 Years
Jan 28, 2009
3,028
48
266
Cecil Co. MD - 5Yrs. Chickens 4Yrs. Ducks
great picture!!!!
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SewingDiva

Songster
12 Years
Aug 31, 2007
700
8
151
Westwood MA, South of Boston
We're in Westwood, which is really close to you
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and ours came out fine after spending about 18 hours locked up in the coop until the storm passed. After I dug them out I did add a layer of pine shavings to the run because they don't like to stand on the snow (can't say I blame them!)
 

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