Thursday, 27 January 2011

Snow Bound Chickens

This is what the chicken coops looked like yesterday morning.  

The snow was so sticky that it didn't fall through the chicken wire on the top of the pens!  It just collected there like a canopy.  It kept most of the snow out of the pen, but it sure did weigh down the top of the pens!

The chickens still weren't real excited about being out in the weather.  Those that did come out scurried up under the coop where it was relatively dry and out of the wind.

This is the bantam coop and pen.  See how the snow was making the top of the pen sag!  I opened the chicken door at 6:30 a.m. and they still had not made an appearance when I finally left for work about 10:15.

My Handy Man was home all day and kept a good watch over them.

I'm sure they will be just as happy as we will be when SPRING finally arrives!  So they can get out and eat worms and bugs in the sunshine!

And I'll be able to get back to some of the projects on my list that include painting.  I already tried to spray paint indoors and ended up with a fine mist of paint on my floor - even though I thought I had it covered with enough paper! Thankfully it's just the sub-floor!

And remember those negotiations I was making with the man in red about Christmas time?  If all goes right, I'll be getting that new MacBook this weekend!  Keep your fingers crossed.  I CAN'T WAIT for so many reasons!


Catherine said...

Smart chickens! Did you get your MacBook?

Buttons said...

Hello I think chickens and people too are looking for spring. I just moved 3ft. of snow from my driveway. Come one spring. B