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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by LeBlackbird, Sep 24, 2009.
They'll do fine in the cold, but I've never had a chicken walk in snow if they could avoid it.
I am also wondering how this winter is going to go. it will be interesting to be sure. 23/27 of my children are too young to have seen snow. I am too new to chickens to know how they will behave.
I am posting to share about the past few days around here:
Monday's rain flooded the front half of the big coop, and I am still puzzled on how. First time I have a had a problem, even with strong winds blowing. I slipped twice in the mud that had been the run (yuck!). Ironically I wasn't grossed out by being covered in poop. The last five months sure have changed me!
So I was cleaning the coop out yesterday morning, and collected the eggs. I missed collecting Monday, and ended up with 8 eggs yesterday! Please understand, I have been getting 3 a day for about a month, and I have 5 layers. Penny, the youngest, has been laying daily. The others had been, but it seems a lot of ppl are having problems with their girls not laying. Anyway! That means that someone was picking back up for two days in a row! Woo hoo!
Now the funny part. The last egg was found while refreshing the litter in the nest box. I stuck it in my pocket, and continued with my work. Half an hour later, I smacked my pocket, and exclaimed, "what the heck is in my pocket?!" The dog looked at me, and I looked at him, and winced. The egg didn't break. Whew!
Really ? No one every told my guys and girls they are not supposed to like rain or snow .. they loved both !!!
I do not know how many times I have stuck an egg in my pocket and forgot it and later been like .. what is in there and lo and behold its an egg almost everytime !!!
I was starting to think I was alone. My husband is teasing me about needing overalls by the end of the year when my 15 newbies are laying. I think I now know why farmers wear overalls!
BTW, I would like to brag that for the first time, ALL of my chickens are sleeping in on the roost tonight.
I had given up, and accepted that they would always sleep on the floor. I never worried too much, but I am really stinkin' happy!
wtg chickies !!!!! mine will sleep on the roost but will not stay in out of rain and snow lol
LOL,,,, cool,,, just might keep him in line
Hey! If anyone needs a serama roo, let me know. I have 2.