Chicken Freedom

The poor, deprived chickens have been cooped up literally for two weeks.  We couldn’t let them outside because the snow was too deep.  Besides, the coop is heated and we had days and days that the temps barely got into double digits and too many nights with near zero temps.  They were safer, though not happier, inside the coop.

Today is sunny and much warmer — mid 40’s.  The 15 day forecast shows no snow!  YAY!!!  Better yet — our highs for the next two weeks will be in the 50’s and 60’s.

This morning Vince went out and shoveled a clean spot and moved the chickens’ run and let them out.  They’ve been running and flapping their wings . . now if they can just remember their main job in life . . EGGS!

I’m thankful we didn’t have need for the chicken jail or the chicken hospital.  The two trouble causers are gone and it seems that everyone got along splendidly, even in tight quarters for almost two weeks.

Another couple of days and we might be able to use our deck again!

Spring is just around the corner  . . I hope!

Comments

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    pdudgeon says

    what—no firecracker celebrations???? LOL I know they were happy to get out and flap their wings a bit. so glad that they were well-behaved hens.

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    Linda in NE says

    Our forecast is much the same, only not quite as warm. I’m looking forward to it as much as Ruby & the crew.

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    says

    I loved seeing the picture of your chicken’s home! WOW – lots of snow. I wish I could have seen those chickens doing the chicken dance! I have always been a CITY GIRL but my first pet was a rooster and I named him CHICKIE JACK….I was 3 years old and my grandpa brought him/her to me…..and we lived in the city!!!! The neighbors were NOT PLEASED when he crowed in the mornings.

    I wish I had a pet chicken now!!! I will live vicariously through you….thanks for your post!

    sao in Midlothian, VA

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    carol c says

    saw my first golden cheek warbler today, and fed him, put out a big pile of bird sunflower seed sint he feeder. sure do miss them, it is 40 this morning and 60 something this afternoon, and all the next week the 70’as

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    Carol says

    We’re enjoying the break from the weekly snowstorms! The snow is slowly melting. Who would have thought of 40 degrees as a heat wave? Now we can all get out and enjoy being out of “the coop”.