Well, today was the first time in four days that the chickens have left the coop.
As you can see (on the left), Saturday, the high was 3-degrees. Sunday saw a low of -11 and a high of 1-degree. I let them outside a little on Saturday, but not at all on Sunday. Monday was more of the same… warmed, slightly, but incredibly windy and the wind was coming in from a direction that would have blown all that cold air into the coop.
The temp inside the coop? A balmy 18-degrees. No heat lamps, no extra lights.
Today, we’re having freezing rain, but it’s warm. I opened up the coop door, but left the run closed. They all went out, shook their feather and milled around. Looked for the treat dish (I left it inside) and some of them came back inside.
I decided to leave the door open. It’s not cold, and the temp inside the coop is almost 40-degrees. They won’t freeze, and they needed the chance to go outside. Blow some stink off, as my Mom likes to say.
Saturday also marked Pip’s 11th week with us. I took the usual pictures.