Braving the Snow

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Spark, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. Spark

    Spark Out Of The Brooder

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    Today was the first time our chickens ever saw snow! We got over 2 feet and they were none too happy about it...

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    ...But they eventually warmed up to the idea (well, that might be a bad choice of words.)

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    It wasn't long before our girls retreated back to the safety of their shoveled out pen, lol. If anyone else has wintertime chicken pictures I'd love to see! [​IMG]
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Cute pics, but that last pic looks like someone is blaming you for the white stuff. I wouldn't turn my back on that one. [​IMG]
     
  3. specklesmom

    specklesmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Such funny pics! You can just see the thought processes there---What in the heck is this stuff and why on earth did someone haul it in to cover up all the yummy grass? That last shot is hilarious; she definitely looks annoyed to the max!
     
  4. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine will not leave the coop once we have snow on the ground. The only reason I have a photo of this one in the snow is due to the fact that the snowblower scared her while she was looking out the coop door. She flew 15 feet across the pen and was stuck in the snow.
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  5. chicken boy sam

    chicken boy sam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2009
    I just joined this forum. I have 1 white crested black polish, 1 white bearded polish, 1 black bearded polish, 6 white leghorns, 1 silver laced wyandotte, 1 buff orpington, 1 buff bantam Cochin, and 1 partridge rock. We got 14 inches of snow and they HATED it. I had to clear out their run and they still hated it. Their water froze and it was not a fun day for them. Does anyone know of how to let them take their dust bathes even when the snow is on the ground?
     
  6. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2007
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    Quote:Build a box shaped frame out of 2x4's and put it in the coop with sand.

    oops sorry that was rude of me...needed to edit. WELCOME! to BackYard Chickens. Is this this the first time your have gotten snow there? Mine hate it..they think the coop is a great place to be instead. Even with a path...they are like, "nope, not going out there."
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2009
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Hi and welcome to BYC!
    Can you create them a dust bath in a large pan (I'm thinking kitty litter box size)? My coop is elevated off the ground, so no matter the weather they have a place to dustbathe.
     
  8. chicken boy sam

    chicken boy sam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2009
    good idea i think that would work.
     
  9. chicken boy sam

    chicken boy sam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2009
    my chickens have never seen snow before infact, my new chicken a buff bantam cochin used to live in an apartment until the guy had to get rid of her. it's friendly and likes to sit in my lap and fall asleep.
     
  10. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    LOVE that last picture! [​IMG]

    That is not a happy chicken. [​IMG]
     

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