Blizzard /Massachusetts

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mmclaughlin, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. mmclaughlin

    mmclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    shoveled a path to the chickens ..opened the coop door this morning and they wouldn't come out!... I think they are smarter than me! Lol
     
  2. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, most chickens DO NOT like snow![​IMG]
     
  3. mmclaughlin

    mmclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well this storm is a whopper.... snow now falling 2 plus
    Inches per hour! Could get up to 3 feet! It's going to be a long day! I think il make the some warm oatmeal !
    At least the run is covered and wrapped in plastics so they are away front the brutal winds!
    Be safe everyone....
     
  4. TalkALittle

    TalkALittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wrapped my run in clear tarps for the winter and so far it had kept out any snow that we got. I kept the run open at the eaves though. I thought the gap was small enough and I had enough of an overhang that blowing snow wouldn't really be an issue. Up until now it hadn't been an issue so I figured it would do for the blizzard too. Well, I was wrong. Braved the weather this morning to let the birds out only to find that I had snow drifts inside the run. Not too bad, but more than I wanted and with more to come as the snow isn't expected to let up until tomorrow. So I shoveled it out and tacked up some plastic garbage bags to cover the gaps so the birds could have a snow-free run. After all that, where do you think they are? Inside the coop!
     
  5. MaDonnaG

    MaDonnaG New Egg

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  6. MaDonnaG

    MaDonnaG New Egg

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    Same thing happened in RI. I have 3 girls. Are they ok locked in the coop without food and water for the night? Mine have hay bedding. Their run is partially covered with a tarp but they still didn't come out this morning after I trudged through 3 ft of snow to feed and water them.
     
  7. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    It won't kill them, but they would be better if they had some water and feed. stay safe. It's brutal out there. I'm in central Maine, and we're getting hammered. I have no idea when it's gonna let up. We're burning through firewood like there's no tomorrow.
     
  8. nab58

    nab58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in NW CT. We really lucked out with this storm and only got about 8". I'm sort of disappointed as I was looking forward to a really good storm.

    My chickens hate the snow and will barely touch it. My buff brahma with the feathered feet is the only one who will walk through it.

    I had quite a bit of blown snow in the run that I shoveled and covered with straw. They really like the straw to walk on.
     
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