Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by gapeachy, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. gapeachy

    gapeachy Songster

    Oct 21, 2008
    Rome Ga
    you people up north battling the snow and ice and me a whimp if you want to but 18 degrees outside watering and feeding the chickens is dang cold.....water faucets frozen
  2. vtchickenlady

    vtchickenlady Songster

    Sep 5, 2008
    Hey gapeachy,

    Its a love you can't really explain. I was raised in Florida. Moved to Vermont when I was 45. Most people thought we were crazy. I have a daughter in Atlanta. Its 8 here right now and my chicks are at a cozy 26. We built the coop close to the house so going out isn't too bad.
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    My part of Colorado usually doesn't get below freezing, but it has been just that for the last 2 nights. I am rotating water buckets because they keep freezing solid. I think I am going to have to invest in one of those heated dog water bowls everyone has been talking about.
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    [​IMG] its -16 here now, I just came in from opening up the chickens, filled up a water bucket outside (that won't last long) and gave the horse and goat a carrot each.

    Chickens came out no problem, they do stick to the path I shoveled in the snow, but they're pretty brave... they also head straight for the horse barn once the scratch is gone! [​IMG]
  5. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    It wouldn't be so bad here in GA had it not been so warm yesterday. It was 70 yesterday, then bam!, it's 18 this morning. I used the overnight decline to acclimate myself. I have a 10 lb Boston butt on the grill, so I've been going out every hour or two since yesterday evening. It's so cold out that the darn thing still isn't done. It's looking like I'm going to finish out the second propane tank cooking this thing.
  6. Samarai Jenn

    Samarai Jenn Songster

    Nov 12, 2008
    Its freezing up here! I'm in NE Minnesota...Lucky for me, I'm pregnant, so my husband goes out and does the chores [​IMG]
    There is so much snow on the ground.
  7. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    -15 degrees here right now in MN. Just ran out to check on the chickens - They seem to have made it through the night just fine. They're looking for treats, though. Lots of corn, and oatmeal.
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I'm in Ga and last time I looked, that was in the Deep South. It was FIVE degrees this a.m. I do live at 2000 ft altitude, though, yet, that is darn cold for here in December. Supposed to be 60 degrees Thursday. What a seesaw!
  9. gapeachy

    gapeachy Songster

    Oct 21, 2008
    Rome Ga
    speckledhen, 5 is cold freezes water in Rome the lowest it got was 18....we are not high in elevation....of course I live on a mountain so we might have been dil still has not had the baby due christmas this cold morning she decides to have pain so on this cold morning off to the hospital they go....maybe today will be the day....
  10. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    It was 10 degrees here this morning, its up to 20 now, anyhow thats just downright cold to me.

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