Och aye! This'll put feathers on their chests!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by La Banan, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. La Banan

    La Banan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is REALLY cold here today - luckily I'm staying home so I can moniter the water for my four hens and one roo but did I mention it is REALLY cold. So I was thinking what my Scot Granddad would make us on those cold Ontario mornings. Och aye! Oatmeal - so I made up a batch for me and the flock - oatmeal - cooked up with nuts and sesame and flax seeds and raisins and apple pieces and brown sugar for me and leftover lettuce for them and yoghurt and milk all round. I just took it out to them in their coop served steaming in a plastic lettuce bin and wowza - they went mad for it!
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Great idea! It is super cold here this morning also (a whole 2 degrees [​IMG] ) and I was making oatmeal for the chickens also. I have done it the past few mornings and they really do seem to appreciate it.

    Stay warm! [​IMG]
     
  3. mytwogirls

    mytwogirls Out Of The Brooder

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    Won't be long and I will be able to do the same. My chickens will be ordered in two weeks and I can't wait. Sounds like you do an awesome job of caring for them. Good job:woot
     
  4. La Banan

    La Banan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha Ha! It is -22 C which is -6 but I think -8 with the windchill factor. If I was in Ontario I'd expect this but this is cold for here. But having said that I know that everything is relative and that we do become used to colder temps - even us chickens! So my fine feathered Virginian friend - bundle up!
    Even my dog doesn't want out...
    [​IMG]
     
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    -22 is a bit chilly! [​IMG] I'm complaining because this simply is not normal for here. We are usually in the 30's at night time and 40's to low 50's during the day. So now you will understand why 2 degrees is such a big blow for us here.

    Chickens won't be going out today because it won't get out of the 20's.

    I had water until about 10 minutes ago and now my pipes are frozen. [​IMG] Not a good thing! Good day to hunker down and stay in the house! From the sounds of it, that's what you need to be doing too! [​IMG]
     
  6. La Banan

    La Banan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no I totally get it!! That's what I meant by everything being relative. My brother lives in Yellowknife, NWT - my mother-in-law lives in Labrador. I want to live where you live AND I know wherever I live there will be something about the weather to find challenging.

    I thought I was going to do nothing today but Ron just came home - he's a builder and it is too cold to work. Yay. Teens at school, chickens eating oatmeal and my man in the middle of the day....

    a while later!

    Now time to check the chickens water which will definitely be friz.
    We have the woodstove going. Our pipes don't freeze and that is the definite good of living north - you have to make your house so things don't freeze. We live in a home built of insulated concrete forms (icf) that my husband built and no matter how cold or warm it is outside - it is great in here.

    I'm going to write a bit and clean a bit and go out and pickup my new camera that I bought on ebay - then the photos will fly.

    talk at ya later!
     
  7. La Banan

    La Banan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey mytwogirls! You are in for a pack of fun. I raised mine from day olds - they are our home entertainment centre!
     
  8. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    Where are you La Banan?
     
  9. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Quote:As if the chickens would ever make that for US on a cold morning. I mean, who has to bundle up and trudge out into the cold to play housemaid to WHOM, here?

    Ungrateful chickens!

    LOL

    Pat
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Our weather thingy said -3 at 3:30 am!
     

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