Chickens and snow

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by ColoradoChicks, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. ColoradoChicks

    ColoradoChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    We've got a wicked snowstorm raging here in Colorado. When I shoveled out to the coop to wish the ladies good morning, they were looking like, "This white stuff again - you've gotta be kidding me!" But after a breakfast of some warm oatmeal (them, not me) I shoveled out the run for them because they gave me ten beautiful eggs yesterday and already six today! The sun will come out...tomorrow!
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  2. yankeefan

    yankeefan Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm in upstate NY and this winter has been warmer than usual and less snow than usual also. But, my small flock of 6 is not impressed at all with the snow we have gotten so far. They love to be outside in their run, but not if they have to walk through the snow.

    Oh, and I just got my first egg Monday! It took exactly 23 weeks to show up, although I'm not sure who laid it.

    Good luck with the storm, I hope you don't get too much.
     
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I will say, they are beautiful pictures! [​IMG] The girls don't look to worried! Have a wonderful, white day!
     
  4. such beautiful babies. [​IMG]
     
  5. Annie75

    Annie75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't let the white one out, you'll never find her again. They're gorgeous.
     
  6. lol.... think she would sink in anyway. turn into a real snowball!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hey I think you are in custody of some of our snow, could you just send it on this way please? [​IMG]
     
  8. Lady Chickadee

    Lady Chickadee Rocky Top Silkies

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    Wow, that's a lot of snow. Beautiful chickens!
     
  9. ColoradoChicks

    ColoradoChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I will be glad to send this snow anywhere! We got four more inches after this. Kinda tired of shoveling out the run. The ladies are destroying the slivers of grass that are peeking through the snow. I will continue to let them mangle the yard as long as I get my 8-10 eggs per day!
     
  10. semillion2

    semillion2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I was wondering what weather is too cold to let my chickens out of the coop. A couple of days ago we got a huge snow storm and the chickens now have been in the coop for two days. Some of the snow has melted away today. Should I let them out it is above zero. They also have a heat lamp that is on a timer that goes on at sunset and turns off at sunrise, plus, I give them real nice left overs on a garden platter. Here is are photo's of my Chicken Coop two days ago. Oh yeah......"What is the best way to get rid of the Chicken poo in the coop in snowy weather?" I have been shovelling it out and spraying the coop with vinegar. But it is still really wet inside the coop....."Any ideas?"
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