Snowed in chickens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bills, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. bills

    bills Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2008
    vancouver island
    We are having one of the heaviest snowfalls I can remember in a long time. The poor birds can't make much use of their larger outer run, even if they wanted to, unless they learn to tunnel..[​IMG]
    Here is what I see when I go out to feed them.
    This is what is under all that snow. Glad I built a smaller covered run, so at least they can be outside a bit.
    A picture of the brave ones.[​IMG] They only stayed out for a few minutes, before heading back in.
    My scarecrow, not looking so scary...[​IMG]
    This is what he usually looks like.

    So as you can see, I can hardly wait till spring!!
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2008
  2. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Golden comets? They sure look like my hens.
    We always joke about 'Lotusland' and how you guys should experience snow, I guess we'll have to be more charitable from now on!

    Looks like you're coping well, and I hope you don't have a sudden thaw so you can get rid of that stuff easily and safely. I invested in a roof rake this year, worth every $$$[​IMG].
  3. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    Wow ! Snow in Vancouver !! My kids told me this is the first time in 40 odd years that ALL of Canada had a white Christmas........Dont worry your spring is around the corner ....hopefully.....just hope it melts slowly.....your photo's are beautiful.....
  4. bills

    bills Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2008
    vancouver island
    LynneP, They are actually ISA Browns. Friendly birds, and great layers.

    Glad you like the pic's, 2468 [​IMG]
  5. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    WOW, thought we got a lot of snow. haha love the scarecrow!
  6. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2007
    Neat scarecrow!
  7. chickeepoo

    chickeepoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    I will not complain about a little rain, I will not complain about a little rain, I will not complain about a little rain…

    Beautiful pictures, but hope you and those beautiful hens don't freeze your tail feathers! I'd like to experience a White Christmas, although I 'm not sure I could take it more than a few days!
  8. chicamama

    chicamama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Topanga Ca
    THANKS for the photos.
  9. Chiiiiiiiiiickens!

    Chiiiiiiiiiickens! Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 26, 2008
    Southern New York
    Your summer pictures are making me salivate. My hens seem to HATE the snow. They freak out if it touches their feet. They squawk at me when I walk away from them because, due to the snow, they are not able to follow me as they were used to doing. Poor chicken ladies!
  10. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    HAHAHA you know that's funny, you should say "tunnel," back when we had a farm in Northern Saskatchewan we'd let the kennel dogs out and they'd LITEREALLY tunnel through the 6ft snow in their runs, they loved it LOL.

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