Tuesday, January 3, 2012

First Snow of the Season

Our coop and hens complete with a dusting of snow.
I happen to love being mesmerized by the snow as it sprinkles down from the sky.  I never mind being home bound for a few days or even more.  Staying warm beside the wood stove, a good homemade soup, and the computer or a good puzzle keeps me occupied.  Albeit, this first snow was here and gone in about 4 hours, it was still pretty and the chickens seemed to not be bothered. 

"Pop Art" - Little Moltie watching it snow this morning.
Each morning during the cold months I have to bash the frozen chicken waterers on the ground to remove the ice and retrieve water from the house.  My husband and I laugh every time we have a "chicken project" and the fact that people always say, "chickens are easy".  Ha - ask my husband his opinion on that claim.  New Year's Day we were expanding the fence to give the chickens a grassy area in which to peck around.  Winter has really done a number on the grass around the coop.  This past Fall I was happily moving fences in order to toss out grass and finch seed to cover the barren soil, giving the chickens newly sown green patches. 

It's to get down below 20 degrees tonight and that means it's our first time to turn on the heat lamp in the coop.  Fingers crossed that all are OK tomorrow morning!

Cheers to lots of SNOWFALL.



  1. Oh, your chickens are so spoiled! A HEAT LAMP! My chickens won't even roost inside. In all that cold rain we had outside they were roosting in trees or on brush piles. LOL The baby goats knocked down one side of their run, and made holes in the other sides...so now there is no way to lock them up...I"m going to be working on that though in this nice weather. I'm getting tired of them coming up onto the porch and leaving "presents" for us to step in. LOL

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