March 9th

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

I could lie and tell you that this image was taken today, but I won’t. I didn’t get an image today, so you get another one from yesterday instead.

The girls haven’t really been coming out of their coop much this February because of all of the snow. The temperatures haven’t been all that great up until a couple days ago either, so they had no reason to leave their cozy home.

This intense, warm March sunshine has changed their minds, though! I go out in the morning and there’s a pileup coming out of the door, they’re all so excited to come out. They don’t have much territory to wander, as most of it is snow covered, so they just walk around in front of the garage on the dry cement (so if you come to my house, I’m sorry in advance about all the chicken poop).

I forgot how much I love looking out my window and seeing them meandering around. I can hear them from inside the house, too, so that’s a sound to brighten anyone’s day.

November 29th

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Paul and I learned something fascinating about out chickens today.

They don’t like snow.

Evidently, being a “cold hardy” breed of chicken simply means they tolerate cold well, not snow.

Which really isn’t the end of the world, the have plenty of space in their coop and run, but it was just unexpected.

I opened the coop door today, and they all crowded around the front porch, looked around, turned around and went back in. They did the same thing when I opened the run door.

Penny wanted to make sure I understood just how displeased she was, so she stood on the front porch for a few minutes with one leg up as if to say “make it go away”.

Paul and I Googled it, and evidently that’s the common consensus among chicken owners – that you have to lay down bedding or hay/straw on top of the snow for them to walk on if you want them to venture out of their coop.

They may be out of luck on that.