Chickens who HATE snow?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by theacw, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. Cluckysnap123

    Cluckysnap123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hahahaha! One of my hens used to play in snow! and yet another loathed it! Ex-battery hens come in all personalities!
     
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  2. Cheryl1948

    Cheryl1948 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The big snow storm hit here in Randleman, NC around 12:30 today and it hasn't stopped snowing yet! We are also getting some sleet. This is not fun! My chickens do not like it one bit. They were inside the coop all afternoon, just curious and looking out of their automatic door occasionally. The other day it snowed, but did not stick, and they didn't mind it at all. I have been down there to hang out with them several times today. Their coop is huge, so they have plenty of room. When they have to stay inside a lot (rain and now snow) I give them those big blocks of seed, fruit and mealworms to peck at during the day. Greens are also good to give them inside. (no mess) I also shoveled snow every time I went down there, so I hope it won't be too much tomorrow. I will put some hay down in the morning and see it they will come out.
     
  3. eggspectation

    eggspectation Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't blame them!!! :)
     
  4. Hawkly88

    Hawkly88 Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in central NY and have the same problem with a few of my hens. I am new to raising chickens and everyday is a learning experience
     
  5. Searsmom

    Searsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5 more inches since my tracks in the snow pic and still falling heavy. Bet they don't go out tomorrow!
     
  6. lhossler

    lhossler New Egg

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    My chickens are miserable with the snow. I was very surprised to say the least. They do their best to fly over the snowy yard to our deck. Then they all crowd around the slider door, looking thoroughly miserable. So of course, after being diapered up, they join us in the house and now are mightily spoiled. My goodness, what we do for our feathered friends.[​IMG]

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  7. Searsmom

    Searsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too funny! I kept mine inside for the first 6 weeks - er 10 weeks. The hen house wasn't finished yet. When they started roaming, they would run the 100' to our deck and come peek in the glass doors wanting back in. They were also pretty interested in the cat food on the deck. It got so bad that we had to watch where we stepped. We finally had to put a gate up, but whenever the gate is open, they still come look to see what I'm doing and sneak cat food.
     
  8. eggspectation

    eggspectation Chillin' With My Peeps

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    U are so right...every day is a new learning experience. We started Spring 2012 and saw pix of chicken in snow. So now seeing ours scared to walk in it tells us that all chickens are not alike. We already knew each had their own personality and that's what makes owning our pet chickens an adventure and so much fun! ;)
     
  9. eggspectation

    eggspectation Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, please send pixs of them in diapers :D :lol:
     
  10. Searsmom

    Searsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wanted to get diapers, my husband laughed at me. There was one pullet who would fly out of her box and sit on my shoulder while I was on the computer. I took her to a yard sale in the city at my sister's house in the hopes that someone would see a chicken on a leash and stop to look at the wares. Yes, a leash. She was very calm about it - but no egg for me that day. Lots of kids wanting to pet the chicken though. I wonder if anyone's ever used a chicken as a therapy animal?

    We need diaper photos!
     

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