OMG I need help

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jab91864, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. jab91864

    jab91864 Songster

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    I hate winter !!! I don't do well in the cold...actually I am allergic as the cold makes me hive out badly. It's a weird histamine reaction. Being in Northern Michigan winter is always cold. I realize we are on the down side of winter but it's dragging soooooo slowly and I am going thru withdrawals bad.

    Is anybody else missing their chickens like I am...??

    I mean I go out and feed and tend them before work ~but that is early and some don't want to come out of the coops that early or when it's too cold. It's not the same as spending my evenings with them in the spring,summer, fall's relaxing. When I get home now it's dark and all have gone to roost. And with the cold I don't spend a lot of time outside with them on the weekends. I watch them from the window of my bedroom which isn't the same.

    I have 18 chicks in a brooder now and another batch of eggs in the bator, but it's not helping my sad is

    Julie [​IMG]

    ICWS ...intense chicken withdrawal syndrome !!
  2. siz8003

    siz8003 Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    [​IMG] [​IMG] Same here
  3. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
    You are not alone. [​IMG]
  4. hoosierhen

    hoosierhen Songster

    Sep 26, 2007
    I always get really restless and irritable in February!! Winter just doesn't seem to want to let go!
  5. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    I miss mine too. Every a.m. (7:30) I go out to give them their food and water and treats, say hello, check things to make sure they'll be good for the day - then say goodbye til I get home.

    By then it's dark and one bird roosts earlier then they others, so I get a flashlight, count heads, say goodnight until the next day.

    As of today - 43 days til spring![​IMG]
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    We didn't do it this year, but will definitely buy a SAD (seasonal affective disorder) lamp next year. We just don't get enough sunshine in the wintertime here in Arkansas. I'm used to the cold, being from the NC mountains, but I've never quite adjusted to the dark, dreary days here. I too miss being away from my outside animals, only going out to tend to what has to be done.
    Looking forward to some nice days ahead that they have forecast for us. [​IMG]
  7. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    I miss my chickens. [​IMG] I get to briefly see them in the AM when I'm feeding, then briefly when I get home after work before they all go to roost.

    The days are getting longer! [​IMG] It used to be completely dark before I got home in the evenings.
  8. jab91864

    jab91864 Songster

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    I'm glad to hear I'm not alone !!!! My morning starts like many of you out to the coop around 7:30 by 8am in my car on the way to work, when I get home they're all roosting.

    I'll be so glad to see spring!!!!!!!! It snowed here all day long!!!!!!!!!

    Julie [​IMG]

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