They think it is spring.
Cloe has had a tough winter. Fought the hawk, frost bite and bare back from the roosters. Spring will be better I promise.
I complain about the trek out to tend to the chickens till I see how snow bound they are. We all can’t wait for spring.
More snow. sigh
bohemiahermosa asked: how long does a chicken normally live? and do they develop health problems over time?
8-10 years in a backyard coop. I have found I loose a lot of my hens to hawks. We have not had any sickness so far. But it is super important they are kept in a clean coop with lots of fresh water.
A cats life on a snowy day.
Attaching old windows to the top and sides of the chicken run has worked out wonderfully in the snow. It blocks the wind and gives them a bit of dirt to stand on.
All cooped up. Again.
Chimay the rooster with frost bitten comb and waddle.
Basking in the sun on the first above freezing day in a long time.
Lucy- the cochin hen
Fresh eggs in the winter