This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

chickens don't like the snow - but Suzie LOVES it

winter chickens Our snow had disappeared for a week or so and my chickens were really pleased. They wandered all around the yard foraging and just generally enjoying the January thaw. But yesterday we got a couple inches of snow and now they won't come out. They are hanging out in the coop and complaining.....

(you'd think they could at least lay eggs while they're in there - no eggs yet)
winter chickens in the coop Its the opposite with Suzie. She can't get enough of the snow. She brought her chewie out and enjoyed a good chew in the snow this afternoon. suzie in the snow suzie with chewie  in the snow Suzie is 7 months old now. She a slim, long legged Portuguese water dog pup and sweet as can be. She doesn't like to stay still and does a really good job of keeping Skippy (who's 8 years old now) on his toes.


Blogger Lara said...

My dog Charlie loves the snow too...not so much the chickens. Suzie is getting big! She'll keep Skippy young!

January 19, 2014 7:14 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Skippy's vet said Suzie's doing a good job! He's 61 lbs and lots of muscle now. Pretty big for a PWD.

January 19, 2014 10:21 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our chickens hate the snow too. They will go out in the negative degree weather without snow, but not in the 30+ degree weather with snow!!! Haha. The 4 of them are 28-30 weeks old and not a single egg yet. We are very much looking forward to spring. The kids are all super excited to find their chicken laying an egg. Each kid got one chicken :)

January 22, 2014 9:14 AM

Anonymous Marian (LondonUK) said...

Well, I have read about people who run animal boutiques, perhaps this is your opportunity to invent "Chicken Wellington Boots" to keey their feet dry and warm!

Marian (LondonUK)

January 23, 2014 4:32 AM


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