Cold feet! Only you guys would understand this

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Noble Rooster, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. Noble Rooster

    Noble Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So we're finally getting January weather where I live, and this morning there's quite a hoarfrost on everything. I let the girls out, intending to put them in the tractor when I finished my chores. I was about to herd them in when I noticed one, my GLW, sit down suddenly. She looked at me and gave her soft "I need something" cluck. I watched her for another minute, and she stood up, tucked one foot against her belly, and clucked again. Then it hit me: her feet are cold, and therefore she is cold!!! (The whole thermoregulating through their feet thing still blows my mind.) So I picked her up, cuddled her and held her feet in my hands to warm them. She sighed and snuggled against me. [​IMG] Everyone is now waiting in the barn where they can roost and keep their feet warm until the frost melts off a bit.

    No, my chickens are not spoiled at all. [​IMG]
     
  2. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Poor girl! She needs some of these, lol:
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    I don't blame the chickens for not wanting to out in the snow with bare feet, makes me chilly just thinking about it!
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Mine don't go outside without hay or bedding to stand on, so shovel the snow and put something down so they don't get frostbite.
     
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Awwwwww. That was sweet of you to warm up her feet! Maybe a bit spoiled, huh? [​IMG] Enjoy them.
     
  5. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    Love the boots.. lmao
     
  6. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Me too, that picture cracks me up every time I look at it [​IMG]
     
  7. Culpepper Farms

    Culpepper Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you please explain to me about heat regulating thru their feet
     
  8. Noble Rooster

    Noble Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Noble Rooster

    Noble Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If there's snow, it definitely gets shoveled before they go out -- they wouldn't have it any other way. [​IMG] This was a bit of frost that would melt away as soon as the sun rose more.
     
  10. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Glad to hear you spoil your chickens, I agree they need boots.
     

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