How was your winter?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by TheEggCollecter, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. TheEggCollecter

    TheEggCollecter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Winter's end is long overdue and i think i can speak for everybody and say Spring can't come fast enough! [​IMG]Up in New England it was a long, cold, slow, and snowy winter and I am praying for warmer weather. [​IMG]It was
    tough on my flock[​IMG] and their egg production too. I want to hear how winter went for everybody on BYC! North, South, East, West![​IMG] Anything you want to share I would love to hear it![​IMG]
    Stories, questions, etc.[​IMG]Whatever you want!
     
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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    We didn't have a "real" snow until the middle of February and our last one was 2 weeks ago. The didn't lay much sadly but they did lay [​IMG]! I agree we need Spring NOW. The only sad thing that happened in the winter is we lost 2 hens to predators[​IMG]. Other then that it wasn't to bad.
     
  3. TheEggCollecter

    TheEggCollecter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes my egg production went down too and i also lost a few hens [​IMG] Hopefully the weather turns soon!
     
  4. Curlyginger

    Curlyginger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This was my first year with chickens. It was a tough one. The only hen who didn't lay like a champ was my EE. She took the winter off, but has recently started laying again. But - we've got a recemt feather picking problem that we are, hopefully, starting to get under control. We've got 5 hens in a 4x4 coop, which I know is tight. They gave 15 sq feet EACH in the run, which is where they spend all their waking hours. We've had some frostbite issues, too (as you know, it has been COLD this year). Between those issues and the snow and the cold, I am just ready to be done. I want summer. I want to be so hot that all I can is sit around and complain about how hot I am!
     
  5. TheEggCollecter

    TheEggCollecter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hahaha me too! I would take the heat over the cold any day! I had a few hens get minor frostbite too but nothing too bad. Thank god! [​IMG]
     
  6. rougerage16

    rougerage16 Out Of The Brooder

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    Over in California we don't have snow, we had two bad rain storms that flooded the ground, but that's it. Our summers are more of an issue because the girls get so dang overheated.
     
  7. Americano Blue

    Americano Blue Mush on!

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    Hello Spring
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    We had almost no snow this winter...which it OK but I do love snow... The chickens were grateful for it.
     
  8. TheEggCollecter

    TheEggCollecter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish that was me! Over three feet of snow but I could never leave New England. [​IMG]
     
  9. TheEggCollecter

    TheEggCollecter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow. I love snow too but I'm getting sick of it
     
  10. Americano Blue

    Americano Blue Mush on!

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    I don't think I could ever get sick of snow XD
     

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