Chiockens in the winter north country

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Ed Brown, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. Ed Brown

    Ed Brown Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 17, 2011
    I have a silly question. Why don't chickens/hens want to walk in the snow? My flock of 33 hens stay inside in a horse stall in the winter, but on a warm, sunny day I leave the back door open, throw out some bread or cracked corn on the snow and they will go without before they'll step in the snow. I find this quite odd. But, this is my first winter with poultry and have learned MUCH.
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    My chickens don't like fluffy snow either - it's cold, wet and unfamiliar. My chickens will wait for me to shovel a little path. They don't seem to mind packed down snow as much.

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