Snow Birds

The thermometer was at -2 degrees as the sun came up, and we were glad we pushed hard the day before to get the laying hens into their winter housing.  Chickens are unperturbed by cold weather, so long as they can be dry and find shelter from the wind.  Each year they appear startled by the first snow, but soon they discover that snow is edible and after that first indecisive day they seem to accept and to appreciate it.

A group of hens exploring the lane outside the hoophouse.
Old thistle stalks make good perches.
Everybody stops back inside from time to time to fill up at the feeders.
Even the Cornish chickens are foraging in the weeds.

One Comment on “Snow Birds

  1. I love seeing chickens and animals living the lives they were meant to live.

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