At that temp their combs can freeze!
Tonight’s forecast is 15 below, so I closed the sliding door between their roost and their feeding area. Unfortunately the heater in the chicken waterer burnt out so we are bringing them fresh water every few hours, too.
As a special treat they dined on leftover fries, coleslaw, and ranch dressing. I’m sure it’s no better for them than it is for me, but they sure loved it!
Despite a lovely day of running freely in the backyard, the girls didn’t lay a single egg. Smart chickens–they knew something was up.
After hours in the 40 degree sun (sorry California, that’s downright balmy in Minnesota come January), it’s now windy and 14 degrees. And it’s only getting worse.
What’s a chicken to do? Snuggle up in their closed up coop with extra food and water, and a heat lamp.
Enjoy the show!
Please! No more pineapple, pudding or olives.
We like plain bread without olives, apples and melons, and corn on the cob.
When you serve those, let us know!
My chickens are pets. I let them out and they follow me around. They expect treats, which in chicken means soft and squishy leftovers like cereal and pastas and non-citrus fruits.
Yesterday, despite the cold, they stood at the kitchen door peering in until I brought out a bowl of leftover oatmeal.
Then they wanted more.
It’s hot and humid, so these photos are very refreshing.
The girls are almost 5 months old now!
After a fun day in the real world, the chirping, huddling chicks persuaded us that it was too cold to spend the night outside. Here is Dolly under the heat lamp and then the crowd of them in their tiny basement pen.