It’s just too cold to play outside! It’s only about 10° on a warm day!
We’re keeping the chickens in the coop where it’s warm. Yes, there’s a heater going in there. Everyone pretty much minds their own business and finds something to do to keep busy. But, they really, really want to go outside!
The official spokeswoman of the flock, Ruby, decided to have a one on one chat with me.
We want out and we want out NOW!
I petted her little head, rubbed her little chest and explained that it was all for their own good! Frostbite on bird legs and combs is not a good idea!
She still didn’t understand. I knew she wouldn’t. She begged and pleaded and resorted to trying to escape through the open egg door, but she’s still staying inside til it gets warmer outside. And I hope she appreciates that I’m going out in the cold to care for her, and pet her and take pictures of her. I’m betting she wouldn’t do the same thing for me!
And then I look and . . look who’s watching me.
Lynn! The mean chicken. The worthless Ameraucana that is 10 months old and has not layed an egg yet! She’s just watching to see if she can catch me not paying attention and then she’s going to sail across the food and water cans and peck me. That’s ok . . I’m thinking . . gumbo! 🙂 But for now, it’s cold and I’m going in the house . .