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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by LCwilson, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. LCwilson

    LCwilson Songster

    Oct 15, 2009
    southeastern ohio
    why is it that whenever you walk in your coop with snow on your shoes your chickens all mob you to eat it off and whenever you open up the coop door they all act like what the heck is this stuff. well i dont know if all act like this but most of mine do.

    just thought id ask a question


  2. Eastins Eggs

    Eastins Eggs Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    Ceresco Nebraska
    A little snow is very interesting and chickens are curious, but a lot of snow on the ground is some what unsettling. Chickens like to see the ground as being darker then the sky. Give them time they will figure it out with time.
  3. LCwilson

    LCwilson Songster

    Oct 15, 2009
    southeastern ohio
    well like i said. some of mine like it(standard girls) and my banties hate it and if want to get out they fly like the dickens over it. i just thought it was weird.
  4. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    I had to watch my chickens very carefully last year because it was not unusual to find one stuck in the snow and unable to move.
  5. Bookworm chick

    Bookworm chick Songster

    May 27, 2009
    Salem County, NJ
    I've been wondering about that myself. Does everybody just shovel out the run or do you just leave it alone (unless it's over their heads)? Since mine are banties too, I might have to do some shoveling. [​IMG]
    We do have a snowblower, so I might not have to shovel my way to the coop, which is located at the far end of our little acre.
    I do think I'll put a few more roosts in the run though. Just to give them something to perch on during the day.
  6. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    What's snow? [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2009

  7. Slofr8

    Slofr8 In the Brooder

    Oct 16, 2009
    Northern Maine
    Quote:This. [​IMG]



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