Chickens are gearing up ...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MikeTheGardener, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. MikeTheGardener

    MikeTheGardener Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 3, 2014
    New Jersey
    Ok they are not "gearing" up, but I think they know it's coming. The huge snowstorm set to hit us this weekend. It seems my girls absolutely hate the snow.
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    Mine are gearing up for spring. Basking in the sun today and quite content hanging out under there favorite leafless shrub this 15 degree day. Paths in the snow are shoveled and hay in on ground under tree and in shelter area in front of coop. They must be thinking spring is around the corner! Should start getting eggs soon.
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs I Wanna Be A Cowboy Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    With the increasing daylight hormones are increasing, hens are starting to lay and roosters are starting to fight, actual Spring might be a while yet, but everyone is starting to get ready for the spring mating and hatching that's to come.

    As far as weather animals can smell and feel what is coming, most often they will get squirrelly before a big weather event.

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