Cloudy with a Chance of Clouds

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The sun has been a rare commodity around here for the past few weeks. There has been plenty of snow, rain, wind, and just plain gloominess – but little sunshine. This means the chickens and guineas either spend their time in the coop or under it. The only place to put their food to keep it dry is under the coop itself.

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No sun means no eggs. Everyone still looks healthy but a bit of sunshine and some waste hay from the goats would really make everyone feel a whole lot better. One of the goals for next year will to either put in a new coop or a covered area. We shall see, in the mean time lets hope this streak of cloudiness comes to an end soon.

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6 comments on “Cloudy with a Chance of Clouds

  1. Coop Poop says:

    How low have the temperatures dropped and how are the chickens handling the cold? Do you worry about frostbite? We will be having weather in the teens here real soon (upper Midwest) and I do worry a bit. Can the chickens walk around in snow without getting frostbite? Their little feet are so delicate.

    • Chai Chai says:

      CP – Leopold our rooster has had terrible frost bite. He lost most of his comb last year and I thought he may die from blood poisoning. The hens have little spots of the bite but without electricity there isn’t much I can do. I do put down hay to give them a break from the snow but the snow doesn’t stop them from getting around.

  2. Teresa says:

    Here, I’m excited about our first possible snow storm later in the week! I have been getting eggs, but I do keep a light out there, just to help keep critters away.

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