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chickens in the snow?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by palabeco, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. palabeco

    palabeco Songster

    Oct 29, 2007
    S.W. PA
    Does anyone let their chickens outside when its cold or snowing?
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Unless it's really cold in the teens and the windchill is bad I open my runs in the winter...some of them love being out in the snow and a few stay in the henhouse...just like any farm animal....
  3. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    Open the door and let them decide, thier spose to know when to come back inside to warm up.
  4. moonlitfarms

    moonlitfarms Songster

    Aug 17, 2007
    off the subject but i love the pic marlinchaser! I am a Saint lover!
  5. picklespickles

    picklespickles Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
    when my family was growing up, they let their chickens do as they pleased in the snow. i don't remember my mom or g'ma talking about any problems. i am new to it myself but mine will walk around if they want and keep in the shelter if they want.
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Mine usually fly over snow, jump and run, and stand where there isn't snow. It's so funny to see tracks that make a loop out into the snow and back into the run. Or the few foot prints and landing spots about 20 feet away.
  7. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    If we didnt let ours out they'd be locked up 9 months out of the year.

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