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

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    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

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    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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