why are my hens eating snow?

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  1. tatterbugs

    tatterbugs New Egg

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    :weee....so busy ..my hens are eating snow like crazy..I give them lots and lots of fresh water every day ..and the still rather eat the snow ....:lol: and there water...should I be concerned they seem happy ....not sick at all...maybe they just like the snow....
     
  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol, my chickens eat snow all the time too! They may like the crisp refreshing coolness of snow over the luke warm well water in the coop.[​IMG]Who knows why but it's not abnormal.[​IMG]
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our "flock!"

    My chickens love eating snow, too. [​IMG]
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined us.

    My birds love to eat snow, even though they always have water available. I wouldn't be concerned.[​IMG]
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Kids eat snow too I think it is the novelty and that it is so cold. Welcome to Backyard chickens
     
  6. tatterbugs

    tatterbugs New Egg

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    I noticed my rooster has a swollen waddle this morning..but he is eating and drinking ok...could it be from the cold weather?
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    He may have gotten a touch of frostbite. Make sure your coop is well-ventilated; you might also put a thin coat of Vaseline on his wattles and comb in the evening to protect them from the cold.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    My chickens eat snow too! It's normal.
     

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