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Frozen Ground

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jake1297, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Jake1297

    Jake1297 Songster

    Feb 18, 2011
    Western Maine
    Is it ok to let my hens out during the winter? We hardly have any snow and the temps have been in the mid 40's but the ground is still frozen. Is it too cold for them to be out? We live in Maine where it can be really cold but this year we are getting a break.

  2. bleith

    bleith Songster

    Aug 10, 2010
    West Dundee IL
    I live in the Chicago land area and we get pretty cold as well and my hens much prefer to be out versus cooped up. The cold doesn't seem to matter to them. They are not big fans of the deep snow but other than that, they are roaming around the yard everyday here

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