Snow Already?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CityChook, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. CityChook

    CityChook Songster

    Apr 9, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    My Coop
    Well, I wanted to wait and share this coop after it was DONE, but...

    We've been building it in the garage and moved it out to put the trusses up. And then the weatherman threw us a curveball. They said 3 inches likely -- well, at least it won't be 3 inches INSIDE the new coop!! Sheesh.

    More pics to come when it's DONE.

  2. ColoradoMike

    ColoradoMike Songster

    Jun 12, 2009
    Northern Colorado
    Yeah - we got ~4 inches on Friday/Saturday and I contended with a frozen waterer all weekend. It was cold - I don't think it got as high as 30 deg on Saturday. [​IMG] I think my next project is running a conduit and electric line out towards the coop and install an outdoor outlet. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2009
  3. neptune1939

    neptune1939 Hatching

    May 23, 2009
    My hens went through their first snow fall. They exited the Cube Coop in delight. Of course I paneled the sides of the run so it was clear of snow for them to romp around.
  4. ChickensInTheNorthWoods

    ChickensInTheNorthWoods Songster

    May 4, 2009
    North East CT
    OOOHHH I Love snow - please send it my way. People think I am crazy when I tell them Winter (with lots of snow) is my favorite season!
  5. giantsridge

    giantsridge In the Brooder

    Apr 23, 2009
    Biwabik, MN
    With our first snow yesterday morning, the girls wouldn't come out of their tractor for their usual itinerary of free-rangin'. When I opened the nest box door for eggs, one of them jumped out onto the edge, then up to the peak of the coop where she sat for 15 minutes trying to figure out what this white stuff was and why it was so cold...finally, I picked her up and put her back inside with the others. They didn't come out to play until the snow started to melt that afternoon!

    It's gonna be a long winter...

  6. first time farmer

    first time farmer Songster

    Dec 31, 2008
    New Hampshire
    It is supposed to snow tonight here Im so excited! I love snow. I want more fall though
  7. obxWaMi

    obxWaMi Songster

    We only get flurries or a dusting if we get snow at all. In the past 15 years we've only had more than a few inches of snow 3 or 4 times and it only stayed around more than a day once that I can remember. Don't get me wrong, it gets cold here, but mostly it's wind chill. Being so close to the ocean keeps it too warm here for snow.

    I'd like for my kids to see a foot or more, but I guess I'll have to take them to a ski resort for that.
  8. swimmom

    swimmom Songster

    Apr 7, 2009
    Building in the snow - now that's dedication! [​IMG]
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    You guys are sooooo lucky! Heck, its in the 90's here!!! [​IMG] Can't wait till it cools down.
  10. gotpoodle

    gotpoodle Songster

    Apr 19, 2009
    Central Mass
    CityChooks, why are you building a second coop?! Is there something you're not telling us? LOL! [​IMG]

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