Some of you have asked me what the chickens do when it snows. Well, since we got about 6 inches of snow yesterday, I took some pictures to show you.
Usually when it snows it is warm enough that the water doesn't freeze. But this morning it is 15 degrees and the water was frozen solid. I had to go out twice with boiling water to defrost the bottom layer of ice in the waterer. Once I pulled the ring of ice out though, the water inside wasn't frozen since I keep salt water bottles in it to keep the inside from freezing solid, and it filled up the water with fresh water.
Some people say their chickens like the snow, but mine don't. They avoid it as much as they can. Yesterday they stayed in the coop all day. Or if they come out, they all huddle under the coop. Or they hang out in the nesting boxes laying eggs. We've been getting 4-6 eggs a day all winter so far. It has been nice.
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