A Snow Day
February 7, 2014
I wasn't sure we would see a real snow day this year, but here it is, an exciting novelty if you're lucky enough to experience it from home in the proper setting, with a barrier of cozy blankets, a cat curled warmly upon your lap, and a hot beverage at your side. Commuting, on the other hand, is full of minor terrors. I was unlucky enough to experience the roads last night, and I'm not in any rush to put myself through it again today if it can be helped.
This inclement weather is also a first for the chickens, and although we've left the coop door open for them to come and go at will, they've opted to remain under cover. I'm curious to see if they get restless as the day progresses, and how they might behave in the snow. They seemed to enjoy themselves during the minor snowfall on Tuesday, but I haven't seen so much as a talon-print in the inch or two (or three?) layer that currently coats the ground. Do any of you chicken keepers have experience with snow-loving hens?