Lots of fresh snow!
It’s so pretty and so white and so clean! But, dang it – it’s cold out there!
I wish the snow could stay perfect and white. It cannot stay perfect – we must go out and tend to the chickens and leave big, ugly bootprints in the snow. First, I go out and put food and fresh water in the run and I check the food and water in the coop and I open up the coop so they can go out if they want. Later, once the sun is up and it’s warmer, I go back out and turn the heater down and gather eggs.
A couple of hours later I go back out to check for eggs again because I don’t want them to freeze. Then I notice something! I’m the only one who’s leaving the comfort of home and going out into the snow.
Do you see any chicken prints where they walk? No! They’re inside.
They have no intention of leaving the warm coop and going out into the snow. They think I’m nuts for even suggesting they go out. I heard Ruby saying to the others — Be nice to her! It’s really cold out there but somebody has to get out in it and take care of us!
Does it seem right to you that I’m the one making multiple trips out in the snow to take care of them and they have no intention of going out in the snow? It’s alright . . they can stay inside and lay eggs and as long as they’re not aggravating each other, I don’t care if they stay in or out. But you can bet that if I didn’t go out and open the door, they’d be chomping at the bit to get outside.