Buffalo/Western New York/Snow

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by scooter147, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone out there live in this area?

    How are you?

    What are you doing to cope?

    How are your chickens and how are you getting to them?

    Pictures to share?

    I really do sympathize with anyone that is going through this it looks an insurmountable task.
     
  2. CHICKYIF96

    CHICKYIF96 New Egg

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    Hey Scooter!

    We picked up just under 7 feet that week- By far ( a few more feet at least) no where the worst of what fell north and west of us by just 4- miles-We started slow while areas just north got hammered, and then it got us good on 19 & 20- When a storm door fell off of our "coop", We dragged our 12 chickens and 9 ducks from their nice outbuilding, a few at a time, tucked into in cardboard file boxes back to our horse barn a few hundred yards away-
    It was better than a gym workout, but they are all digging their winter home (of course, just a day or so later, it rained and all the snow melted).
     
  3. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just watched the news in amazement. I can't imagine having to deal with that much snow. It must have been: WHERE DO I START!!

    So all that snow is gone?
     
  4. CHICKYIF96

    CHICKYIF96 New Egg

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    Yup- I t all melted, then we got a new 1 inches on Thanksgiving, which is also gone, and got a nice fresh white coating of about 3 inches on the ground here now-

    Lake effect stuff is pretty amazing, I have a place about 24 miles straight north of here near Niagara Falls, and there is nothing but grass and the sun was shining the whole time- those snow bands are only 15-2 miles wide-

    nothing that enough firewood, food and water, and beer can't tackle-
     
  5. myfarm4579

    myfarm4579 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah funny how the lake effect bands set up. I from tip of mitt in michigan can be snowing 1-3in per hour here and drive 5miles away and Sun be shining.
     

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