Expecting up to 18" of snow...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Frannabelle, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Frannabelle

    Frannabelle Songster

    Jun 1, 2009
    So they say up to 18" of snow...haven't had that much snow fall since I started keeping chickens....

    I'm sure they won't like this at all!!
  2. Heidi

    Heidi Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    I'm totally with you. I went and filled our gasoline containers this morning just in case our electric goes out. I'll need to get the generator going ASAP as I have eggs in the bator. I'm down to 1 flake of straw too - I lay it out on top of the snow for the ducks. Hopefully the weatherman is wrong and this storm will pass over us or under us. [​IMG]
  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Crowing

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    we are bitter cold, 5 inches of snow, wind blowing and the expected low tonight -45 wind chill. They are not recommending anyone outside for more than 10 minutes, any exposed skin can be frostbit!

    I fed my girls warm cornmeal mush, inside the coop today, got one egg,, but don't expect any others. This will be the test!
  4. Frannabelle

    Frannabelle Songster

    Jun 1, 2009
    I've got lots of eggs to scramble, oatmeal and leftover meat to feed them during this....this has been a crazy looooooooooooong winter
  5. lulu786

    lulu786 In the Brooder

    Jan 30, 2011
    Warm oatmeal, thats a really good idea, thanks.[​IMG]
    We had up to knee high snow and cos we're quite high up we were freezing cold. The chickens didn't come out of their coop once, so we put extra straw and extra food to keep them warm. Especially an extra cup of mash at night before bedtime so their gizzard stays full to keep them warm. Also due to the snow, I suggest to stock up on all the extras as it can be hard to go to the local shops. And if you run out of straw, just shred newspaper into strips. [​IMG]
  6. shareverwonder

    shareverwonder Chirping

    Sep 9, 2010
    Northern Ohio
    We're expecting up to a foot of snow and ice also. My girls love their warm oatmeal in the morning mixed with the night before leftovers. [​IMG]

    My girls have been trecking through the snow all winter lone. I shovel a path from the house to the coop - most times they use it but sometimes they get the urge to plow through the deep stuff. This storm should be interesting. (just hope I get a snow day) [​IMG]
  7. Frannabelle

    Frannabelle Songster

    Jun 1, 2009
    We're just supposed to get snow, I feel for you folks who get all the ice...
    and I guess unless you have a generator, we may not see you on here for a few days (but maybe your power won't go out!)[​IMG]
  8. critterranch

    critterranch Songster

    Oct 1, 2010
    Red Creek, New York
    i thought michigan was snowy. we have gotten 18" one night and than another 2 feet in less than a week. this january. i guessi am no help its normal to me.
  9. CARS

    CARS Songster

    My path to the barn started out in November being 10' wide. We've had over 5' of snow already this winter.... Path is down to about 4' wide. I have no where to put it. Almost another foot fell today... getting old. Tomorrow 15 to 20 mph winds will re-distribute the snow I blowed out TWICE TODAY [​IMG]
  10. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Songster

    May 5, 2010
    St. Louis
    This has been a terrible winter. all the bad weather comes during the week too, makes getting to work hard.
    My girls hate the snow. This weekend was the first time I saw them out in weeks. I dont know what they will do with ice, but as soon as that snow falls, back inside for them.

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