Free ranging in snow?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chattykathy306, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    My Houdans go out too. Probably some of the only ones that do.

    Lots of snow today Jason!! Hope your mom is home and not driving on these terrible roads. It's really bad.
  2. rubycanyon

    rubycanyon Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 2, 2012
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Ours weren't too sure for the first day or so, but I finally coaxed them out with some scratch.



  3. CountryGeorge

    CountryGeorge Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just the idea of a tsunami of chickens, a term that seems to describe them so well, had me laughing so hard I was crying and I had to dry my eyes in order to read the rest of the story. Then, the feathered forces meeting mid door started me up all over again. Thanks for the laugh.
  4. MBWeber

    MBWeber Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 19, 2012
    I have had my chickens free range in snow but it get so cold and dark here in Montana its not a real good idea unless you can control predators. I lost several in a few days. Never lost one during the dryer months. So I keep them penned in a large area now and only free range a few months out of the year
  5. Kernel Cluck

    Kernel Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Today, my girls who are less than a year old saw thier first snow. 3 of them look a bit sceptical. My plan is to open the front door on days that are reasonably warm (20's+) and let them decide. We are supposed to 12 inches of snow tonight so tommorrow should be any adventure!
  6. themadchicken

    themadchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2012
    Lehi Utah
    rub vasoline on their combs it will help to prevent frostbite. ( dont be shy with the vasoline!!!)
  7. MrsRobinson

    MrsRobinson Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 10, 2012
    Our chicks who are not a year old yet hesitated with our 1st heavy frost here in MD. We have had no snow yet. We have a tarp on the roof, but plan on tarping the 2 sides to.
  8. starlingsbaby

    starlingsbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 3, 2012
    Lawtey Florida
    i live in florida and the only time i member it snowing is back in 89 and i would love to see my flock in some snow but not dwn here where it dont get under 30 degrees. ur girls are beautiful by the way.
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  9. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    You guys can have my snow after Christmas.
  10. MsChickenMomma

    MsChickenMomma Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 2, 2012
    Your chickens are all so beautiful! [​IMG]

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