Snow day in Portland

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Xtina, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. Xtina

    Xtina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ladies finally ventured out of the coop and into the snow! Here's an example of the "squatting" I was asking about in another thread. I do believe those ladies have been trying to seduce me!



    *I don't know why Photobucket made those so small and the new version won't let me make them bigger on the fly.
     
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I imagine that you are getting eggs or will shortly.

    Fun hens.
     
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG I'm laughing at the 50 Cent reference to chickens. Girl shake that thang. [​IMG]
     
  4. Xtina

    Xtina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, the Orp has been laying for about a month, and I'm expecting the other two girls to start laying any day now!
     
  5. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

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    My chickens do that squatting thing all the time for me. They gather around me and do it, wanting to get a pet or two. I don't know if there is another reason for it, but that's why they do it.
     
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  6. aiwetir

    aiwetir Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i think they are waiting to be mounted by a roo [​IMG]

    @Xtina
    do you heat your coop ? i don't and mine have been out of the henhouse all but the first 2 really cold days and one of the heavy snow/wind days. they haven't ventured out into the snow much though. when they did i took some photos myself, posted them here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=114859
     
  7. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    Quote:i think they are waiting to be mounted by a roo [​IMG]

    @Xtina
    do you heat your coop ? i don't and mine have been out of the henhouse all but the first 2 really cold days and one of the heavy snow/wind days. they haven't ventured out into the snow much though. when they did i took some photos myself, posted them here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=114859

    Really? Well, lol they are out of luck because I don't have one! [​IMG]
     
  8. Xtina

    Xtina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i think they are waiting to be mounted by a roo [​IMG]

    @Xtina
    do you heat your coop ? i don't and mine have been out of the henhouse all but the first 2 really cold days and one of the heavy snow/wind days. they haven't ventured out into the snow much though. when they did i took some photos myself, posted them here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=114859

    I did start heating it during those really cold days. I hadn't planned on doing it at all, but then the "arctic blast...dun dun dun!" came through and they just seemed so miserable that I took the lamp I heated them with when they were chicks back out there. I think today they're waiting for me to let them out. I just saw them all on their outer perch, away from the heat, making low noises like they were bored...or at least that's how I took it. But I don't want to let them out again, because yesterday they pretty much stripped the only non-snowy part of the yard of everything green in it! I hope some more of this snow melts soon!
     
  9. Xtina

    Xtina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, and I knew they were "presenting," I just didn't know the term for it [​IMG]
     

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