Yesterday, while it snowed, our chickens stayed inside their coop. A few poked their heads out now and then, but they avoided the windy snowfall and sleet that came after the snow.
Today, a few ventured out and waked gingerly across the hard ice-coated surface.
They re-discovered their water, under the coop where it was a bit slushy but not frozen solid.
I collected the eggs, dirty from too much time in the coop as we waited out the storm the day before, too:
And before I could convince them to enjoy the snow, the hens raced back in:
How is your chicken flock holding up this winter?
A few quick pictures of our hens weathering the storm here in Virginia.
The worst is supposed to come tonight, but their yard already has standing water:
Our hens are staying safe, warm and dry inside their coop with extra straw on top of wood shavings, food inside, windows and air vent shut to keep out the rain.
My son Jack (9) remembered to shut up the windows and vent even before I did — I was so proud of him!
How is your flock holding up, in whatever your current weather?