COLD CHICKEN FEET

Wednesday

Linda

We have had some sporadic sunshine today which lifted the spirits of all. Even though it was only about twenty degrees outside it felt warmer because the air was dry. It wasn’t that bone chilling cold you sometimes have to endure this time of year.

Since the sun was shining I thought the chickens might like a reprieve from the confines of the coop.  The rooster this morning sounded like he was crowing, “let us out!”  So, to appease my feathered friends I cleared a small section of snow in front of the coop hatch and put out some scratch.  I’m sure they get bored in the coop.  I must have pansy chickens, because they came out only long enough to eat the scratch and then quickly retreated back into the coop.

Burrr! My tootsies are freezing!

I left the hatch door open just in case they decided to step outside some more for a stretch and wing flap, but I don’t believe they did.  I guess I will have to get them some chicken snow boots.  I don’t hear the the chickens in Alaska crying.  They go out in colder weather than this.

On second thought maybe my chickens are geniuses.  Why go out when its cold if the lady wearing the goofy Elmer Fudd hat is stupid enough to come out and take care of you.  Fresh straw underfoot feels better than snow and that cooked oatmeal still warm from the pan….delicious.  That warm water is great to drink too.  Who needs a frozen beak.

Yea, whose the pansy here and whose the sucker.

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2 Responses to COLD CHICKEN FEET

  1. ron says:

    Chickens can get frostbite and lose toes wading snow.
    Mine enjoy looking out a south facing window on cold days
    also being ouside when below 40 degres can cut egg production

  2. James says:

    don’t think chickens are in Alaska. That’s why they crossed the road, walking SOUTH. PS, don’t think birds have a lot of nerves and blood flow in there feet. Stay WARM up there! Maybe one day you and Sonny can come to Warm ALABAMA, ps just don’t come this week…it is 37 degrees right now.

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