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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

My Chickens Prefer a Snowless Winter

From the snowless, iceless days of December -- meet a few of my "girls," all grown up:
Almost a glamor-shot of Mabel, the Silver-laced Wyandotte (Clementine and Pearl in the background).
Mabel and Olive (Speckled Sussex) at the melon, Penelope (Buckeye) and Ivy (Speckled Sussex) behind.
Clementine (Buff Orpington), Ivy, Pearl (Black Austrolorp), and Penelope enjoying the lawn.

The chickens have stayed safe and warm enough, despite living outdoors during this most bizarre winter.  Unfortunately, they quite dislike the snow and stay cooped (!) up when there is snow or ice on the ground.  I'm sure they are looking forward to the coming of spring, though, sadly, that is still some time away.

Here are a couple of pictures of Mabel trying to figure out how to get out of the coop without touching any snow.  Ivy is poking her head out, too:


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