Can chickens go out in the snow?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sheeshshe, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it ok? Mine want to walk around in the driveway but is that a bad idea? will their feet get frostbite?
     
  2. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

    Feb 9, 2009
    Mine love the snow....let em play [​IMG]
     
  3. HenPen

    HenPen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2009
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    They can go out if they want to...some of mine like it and will go outside and the others say no way.
     
  4. WoodChic

    WoodChic The Chic Chick

    Oct 27, 2009
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    We let ours go out. I think they will go in if they start to get cold. [​IMG]
     
  5. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i've seen lots of pictures on here of chickens frolicking in the snow. We had snow here for the first time in ages in Sacramento County on Monday morning. None of my chickens complained.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    We rarely get snow here, but the ice we get makes up for it. Mine have been out in ice storms with no problems. Maybe a few bruised beaks for trying to peck at something that's trapped under the ice. [​IMG]
     
  7. werecatrising

    werecatrising Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first winter with chickens. I was worried when we got 3 feet of snow. I opened the coop door and they slowly came out. Once they got used to it they were fine. They have covered areas and can get back in the coop when they want.
     
  8. Cornychick

    Cornychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It hasen't snowed here in a long time. I hope we get some this winter. This is our first year with chickens and I would love to see thier reactions.
     
  9. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of mine love the snow, some hate it.
     
  10. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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