Blizzard on its way

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by what did I do, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. what did I do

    what did I do Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are supposed to get a blizzard at noon today but it is nice now. Would you let your free ranging chickens out? We do not know just how bad the storm will be.
     
  2. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    How do they do in the rain? Do they go back in or do they tend to linger outside and get all wet? If the answer is they linger outside, then they may linger in the snow, too, and not figure out to go in to get out of it. I'd probably leave them in and then open the door when the storm is over. They may not want to step out into the snow, but I have found that if I sprinkle some straw on the snow, they will stand on that. If it's deep and light, watch them, because if something spooks them, they might fly out into the snow and POOF! disappear in. Once they're even half-buried, it's nearly impossible for them to get out again and they'll need rescuing. This has happened to me on more than one occasion. =)
     
  3. what did I do

    what did I do Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The blizzard never showed up. The kids let the chickens out first thing in the morning so all was ok.
     

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