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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Chickens In The Snow!

Here is 'The Lovely Lavender' wading her way through the snow.  The Chickens do not think much of this weather, now neither do I.  I have to keep making sure their water has not frozen over and 'cooping' them up to stop them from freezing.  Their little feet go all pink and they sit in the snow all puffed up together.  Silly Billies!  I find them something nice to eat and preferably warm to lure them to their coop and shut them in.  They have a little grumble as I stop them from escaping and shut the door.
Chickens do not like the snow, but mine have not read that page.  They are quite happy to come out and sit in it.  Freedom obviously means more to them than getting cold.  They are fiercely protecting their food and scraps from the garden birds, chasing off magpies, pigeons and blackbirds.  This morning they ate left over 'Sticky Toffee Pudding' complete with Caramel Sauce.  My sons are very strange and are both not big on sweets.  I am but I thought it would be better to feed it to the chooks.  I have a figure to maintain don't ya know.
These photographs were taken a couple of days ago.  Last night it snowed again all night and for most of the morning.  My car is stuck on the drive as the roads are not clear, the footpaths are worse.  It is making the school run a nuisance.  Euan's school has a flexible start and finish time in place for this week and Lacey is getting walked during the school runs, which she thinks is great although she does not much like being tied up to the fence and barks like a guard dog until I am back!  I wish I had a dog that would sit quietly.  She will do though she is a good girl.  Lacey is the only one for whom the novelty of the snow has not worn off.  She loves it and gets very silly outside jumping and playing.
       Hey guess what?  I had my first 'Tea Swap Parcel' arrive today.  It really cheered me up.  How exciting is that?   It will give me something to 'Blog' about tomorrow when I share it with you.  It had Tea and more... I have crochet lovliness to share.  Thank you all so much for your lovely, honest, funny, supportive comments regarding my last couple of posts.  I can't pretend anything is Hunky Dory.  However I will get there and adjust.  I still have not managed any crafting, I really must shift my butt into gear as crafting always makes me feel better.  I am just having trouble sitting in one place and concentrating for too long.  I am like a wanderer!  If I started to run I may end up like Forrest Gump and never stop!
Lova All Yall!  XXX


  1. Poor old chooks, with their frozen toes. One of my blog friends said she feeds hers sprouted lentils, I eat those myself LOL
    My neighbour keeps hens and I save all my peelings, weedings and some grass cuttings in the summer.

  2. I'm just catching up on your blog and am so sorry to hear of all your troubles. Stay strong. As for those chickens, silly little birds that they are, they must be making you smile!

  3. Hi Lucy - glad you are coping and being strong. Have thought about you often these past few days and wondered how you were. Funny chooks, nice they are making you smile. Keep warm and strong.

  4. lovely pics of your chickens. Glad they are giving you something to smile over. Take care.

  5. Perhaps you could knit Lavender and the other chooks a coat xx
    Hope you are keeping calm and carrying on!!!! We are.

  6. There is something about chickens that is very calming. Thinking about you. x

  7. Big love Lucy :) Your chicken pictures made me laugh, they are stupid aren't they! We don't have any snow up here, a bit disappointed to be honest, will happily take some off of you :) x

  8. Mmmmmm sticky toffee pudding and caramel sauce ... I am coming to live in the Coop with Lavender!! Nom, nom!! xxx

  9. What amazing willpower! There's no way sticky toffee pudding would make its way to the chicken run in my house! Mine like the snow too ... I didn't realise they weren't supposed to.

    Take care xxx

  10. Hello my friend, you are doing so well! Dayle has also been giving our girls fresh water as ours is freezing. We are getting lots of eggs due to our light in the evening. We're expecting an ice storm here. We'll see! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  11. aww i love the sweet chicks so much..
    lots of love and big hugs for you deary..
    thinking of you so much..
    hugs x

  12. Hi Lucy, what lovely chucks, lucky too getting pudding! Snow thawed quite a bit here today. I'll be glad when Spring comes. Thinking of you.
    Carol xx

  13. I was going to ask you how the chicken's are with all the snow and here you are
    showing us, love the pic's lucy!! Lots of love and hugs back at ya....
    take care xoxo

  14. Your chickens look very happy to be out in the snow! We love lots of snow on the ground too, and for once I'm glad I don't have any outside animals to care for. Usually I'm lamenting the fact that I don't have any chickens or goats or sheep or a stray alpaca or two!


  15. They look really funny strutting about in the snow Lucy! We've had some snow but not a good decent amount here in sunny Southsea, my cats are really fed up with the constant wet grass and are BORED!!!!! Roll on the Spring. On a side note, when stressed I clean alot, so when my life turned upside down my home was like a gorgeous showhome LOL!

  16. Brave little chickens! They need boots. Tudor pig has gone into hibernation and it is not even snowing here and he does not live outside...he is not a brave pig! ^_^
    lots of hugs for you


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