My Chickens are allergic to snow.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fshinggrl, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should have seen the pileup the other day when the chickens realized the world was white! They eventually wandered out when the snow started to melt a little bit. So, today, with new snow, they are all hanging out in the henhouse. [​IMG] I feel bad for the low one/two in the pecking order. [​IMG] I know the door is open and they could 'escape,' but they don't. There are roosts too. But they do have to eat sometime. I feel bad for them.
     
  2. rdranch

    rdranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't they will eventually get over it. I was surprised that they don't seem to get cold feet walking on ice and snow all day. Just make sure they have clean water and plenty to eat. Saturday morning was the first snow to stick to the ground and there was a huge pile up going out the door that morning. The first five to go out were quick to change thier minds and caused a reverse stampede.[​IMG]
     
  3. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cant wait to see how ours are going to act when it snows... [​IMG]
     
  4. GAchick

    GAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Snow?? It's 80 plus degrees this week... (Aaaahhhh the South in the fall)
     
  5. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL gotta love it eh? Mine have been staying in as well, even the ducks are staying in today.
     
  6. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We missed out on fall and went from summer to winter.... :'(

    I'll trade ya!
     
  7. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same here, I do have a few that are adventuring out into the snow covered ground. My geese love it.
     
  8. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Mine never got over it last winter. Imp was out shoveling paths through the snow for them. [​IMG]
    Who's training who here?

    Imp- Hoping for a rainy winter this year.
     
  9. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ours were so funny in their first snow last winter. We put up snow boards on the run to cut down on fierce winds and drifting, and I learned to scatter dry bedding out there for their widdle feet. They love the cold from the ankles up, I wish I had booties fot them though. Platforms help, or temporary throw-downs of flakes of straw.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=7693-seasonal-concerns
     

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