First Real Snow Event in Five Years for Central Missouri

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by centrarchid, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    For us this is the fourth event this season. We are approaching the record since records began for snow accumulation. This follows five winters with very little. So far this season has been very warm. We have yet to drop below 10 F and barely below 0 F over the last five years. Mild bit not always wet.
     
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    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    Bad things coming this weekend. Possibly a foot of snow, a high on Saturday of 12 F and an low of 0 F with 17 mph winds. Definite risk of frostbite for birds with big combs and wattles. Wind breaks will be put up. Boxes stuffed with hay will be put in with some birds. Roosting poles for birds in barn will be pulled back from opening. Until then weather will be warm with some rain for a couple of days.
     
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  3. Kris5902

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    Glad you’re due for some warmer weather, and well prepared for the coming snow and freezing temps! It’s been a very strange winter for many of us this year!
     
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  4. aart

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    That one is gonna hit us too forecasting 3-5" with lows in single digits,
    last one we got the northern edge with just a couple inches.
     
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  5. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    They are now predicting below zero temps for us here in SW MO. Plus snow. I may bring my little Sebright hen indoors for a couple nights. I still have a broody cage set up in the basement, she's very familiar with that.
    They don't plow our road here. If we get a lot of snow, we're stranded. Well the county doesn't plow it, but Amish neighbors have a Bobcat and have plowed it before.....we'll see, fingers crossed on all that.
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Somehow I thought these two things don't go together<scratcheshead>
    Maybe they hire it done...or have a very liberal bishop?
     
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    SueT Free Ranging

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    They are a liberal group. They also have cellphones and use battery drills in their construction business. They charge batteries with a diesel generator. Another family has a bulk food store that has solar panels on the roof.
     
  8. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    Not everyone plays by same rules, even when following same rule book.
     
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    I took this pic 6 yrs ago. I don't think we've had snow like that since...
    The Amish Bobcat:
    amish plow (3 of 1).jpg
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Yep, I can see all that but the motorized vehicle is a new one to me.
    But they have some very squiggly 'lines' that they creatively 'straddle'.

    I am well aware that each group has their own 'rules'....and some are much more liberal than others.
    We've had a huge influx here of Amish recently so have been learning(trying to),
    they all gathered here from several less liberal communities,
    I find it fascinating from a cultural anthropology point of view.
     

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