Winter Has arrived!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by FrozenChicken, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. FrozenChicken

    FrozenChicken Songster

    Apr 1, 2007
    Alberta, Canada
    A little later this year but winter has officially arrived here with our first of many snowfalls. Last night 7 homeraised birds had to be removed from our Manitoba maple trees to be put inside the barn for winter. It dipped to -8 C at night. The main flock still had access to the outdoor run but only a few Red Sal Links dare to venture out for a bit of snow. I took this shot of the Northern lights a few nights back a sure sign of the coming season. I expect a spectacular show now any night and will post a better shot then.
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    And here I'm crying about 60 degrees F! [​IMG]
  3. homecatmom

    homecatmom Songster

    I heard that Carribrown! I actually had to wear peddler's instead of shorts to work today. -8 isn't a temperature I am willing to experience. [​IMG]
  4. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    We are supposed to have some 70 degree days again next week, really like the 60's better [​IMG]
  5. -8 C is about 18 F. It always helps to make it sound a bit warmer.

    I'm amazed that we have two 2.5 week old chicks running around out in the backyard. Our overnight temps are hovering around 20. That momma chicken is sure good at keeping them warm.

    I have 23 more in the brooder on the backporch. I hope they can take the transition in a week or so outside. We have another brooder in the greenhouse - but it can still get cold at night.

    Love the northen lights pic. Mary Ann
  6. FrozenChicken

    FrozenChicken Songster

    Apr 1, 2007
    Alberta, Canada
    Taken today as we had a good dump of snow.
  7. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Lucky you!! I want snow! Thats one of the MANY things I miss about living in Alaska......Waaaaahhhh, I wanna go home!!!
  8. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    Beautiful pictures. I am jealous. I am ready for cool. It is 80* here. Unseasonalby warm. It does not even seem like Thanksgiving.
  9. Frozen Chicken, I have been looking for the northern lights here, but haven't seen them yet this year. They are so beautiful. I had a dream a week or so ago that I seen them. Our temps have been dipping down into the teens during the night here. I hope we get some of that snow down here in SD.
  10. ChickenBreath

    ChickenBreath In the Brooder

    Nov 18, 2007
    Aura, Michigan
    We've had some snow up here as well. The chickens seem happy though. They are allowed to free range if the weather’s not too bad. As you can see from the pictures below, they aren’t afraid to get up on our front deck and peck at the birdseed that’s fallen out of the bird feeders.

    Rusty, Penny and Sonja on the deck. Sonja Henie is the light colored hen.

    Rusty and Sonja basking in front of the thermometer.

    I wonder how they'll like it when the snow gets three feet deep?
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2007

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