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Winter stinks

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by columbiacritter, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Songster

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    During the week it's dark when I leave and dark when I come home so I'll only see my birds awake on the weekends for the next 2 months at least. [​IMG]
  2. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Songster

    May 26, 2008
    Upstate South Carolina
    Oh that is no fun....I love watching my birds and all their antics.

    But 2 months will be over and you will 10 more months left? [​IMG]

    That does not help now though, I am sure.
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2008
  3. BFeathered

    BFeathered Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    North Texas
    Get yourself a white heat lamp, go out there and cuddle with 'em as soon as you get home (or get up early). Then turn the light out when you've had your "fix". Enjoy them anyway you can.
  4. HennyPennies2007

    HennyPennies2007 Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    I agree! I could not live without a hen fix every day. They make me smile no matter what [​IMG]. I have been leaving the heat lamp on just for soft light... nothing too bright. Just till 9:00 when I lock em up. If I tarry to long cleaning up the coop or something... they come off the roost and bawk and keep me company.... hens are the best friends. [​IMG]
  5. kidmoab

    kidmoab In the Brooder

    Mar 22, 2008
    Davis Ca
    I'm thinking of hooking up the baby monitor for a little CTV when my girls graduate from the brooder to the henhouse.[​IMG]
  6. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Songster

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    Unfortunately no power to my coop so it's just me and the flashlight to change water and fill feeders at night. Last ngiht in the driving rain. They really don't want anythign to do with me by then and just turn their backs to go back to sleep. [​IMG]

    Oh well, January is just 2 months away.
  7. HennyPennies2007

    HennyPennies2007 Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    "OK... I'm out here in the dark, with a flashlight, in the pouring rain, giving you food and water! You better get your sorry a-s up to hang out with me!" (Tap chicken on behind with rake) "I said, GET UP!" (Pick up squawking hen [​IMG] hug tightly [​IMG] and smooch on head :aww)

    Sometimes chickens must be forced to conform!
  8. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Quote:Very well-written, and oh so necessary, especially when they're in free-loadin' moulting mode.
  9. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    But winter has SO Many positive things about it:

    No humidity (for those with hair, the no-frizz is an added plus)
    No mosquitoes
    No ticks
    The sight and feeling of freshly-falling snow
    A warm fire
    Cuddling under a blanket
    The smell of beef barley soup when you come in from shoveling snow
    Makes the holiday season more festive
    Sometimes you can't make it in to work
    You can be lazy because your yard looks as good as everyone else's
    And so many more.

    I love winter.
  10. When I was working full-time I hated winter. Now I'm retired and I have hens and I'm getting *into* it. The chooks are 25 weeks old and we're giving eggs away![​IMG]

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