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I let them play in the snow

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Gunnygranny, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. Gunnygranny

    Gunnygranny Out Of The Brooder

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    It got up to 0 today and the sun was out so I let the girls out to play. They have a run and access to it all the time, but no one ones to go into it.The run is partly covered with a tarp, so there is dry dirt and the rest now has snow on it. Today I let them out of the coop into the yard -- a yard covered with snow -- they were not real sure just what to do with the whole idea at first and after about 10 min they sorta got the hang of it and ran off to play. Their fav place is the compost pile which of course is burried with snow -- so they just walked around for a while. They were very ready to come back in when I called them. We'll see what happens the next time I let them out or if they use their run more.

    Rita, in snow covered Colo
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    you've seen it before... so happy I live in AZ this time of year.
     
  3. ponygal12

    ponygal12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in NH and we just recently got a foot of snow. My friend let her chickens out and she said they loved it! She said if she let them, they would have played the whole day. [​IMG]
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Mine are NOT fans of the white stuff! And saying "It got up to zero today" makes me appreciate the 30s a little more... [​IMG]
     
  5. miss.eggonomics

    miss.eggonomics Out Of The Brooder

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    that sounds so cute it hasnt snowed around here(yet) but as soon as it does i might want to let the girlies out! [​IMG]
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:No kidding! Brrrrrrrrr.
     
  7. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine went out today for the first time.. only a few inches of snow and the sun came out.. they were fine.. jumping from rock to rock and climbing on the branches to roost in the sun shine.. it was a little breezy and 30 but they were fine, they even scratched in the snow.
     
  8. Darlasmum

    Darlasmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And here I am concerned about 2 inches of rain in the last 24hrs! So Cal needs the rain- but jeez! Cant imagine temps as low as yours- I worry bout my chicks enough just getting wet. Thats the newbie in me.
     

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