My flock + Snow = Ugghhh

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BrokenBrownie, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. BrokenBrownie

    BrokenBrownie In the Brooder

    Aug 26, 2012
    So my little flock of 7 (6 standard, 1 bantam) hates the snow! The standies are about 2 years and under. The banty is not even a year yet. I try to put them in the snow for them to get used to it (same as last year), but they just refuse to go in it! They just sit in the run all day. I don't know why they hate going in the snow! I want them to be able to free range, but they just won't in the snow. I tried shoveling out a little bit of snow out of the way, but they only stand where there is absolutely no snow. Anybody have any ideas on what I can do? Thanks a bunch in advance,


  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Suppose they went foraging in the snow. What would they find? Just clear a spot for them to get outside and soak up some sunshine and fresh air - they will be fine.

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