Upstate New York has been positively dumped on by snow clouds this week. The chickens have been cooped up for over a week and were starting to get mighty bored. I bought them a flock block, which helped to keep them from picking on each other. They still needed a bit of recreation and fresh air.
Chickens are not very big fans of stepping in cold, wet snow with their dainty little feet. Knowing this, I shoveled out a small patch of the patio so they could come out without getting immediately buried over their heads in 15 inches of snow.
I bribed them out of their warm, dry coop with some black oil sunflower seeds sprinkled onto the ground. They came running and flying out the door in a massive jumble of feathers and feet, gobbling up the treats and soaking up the sun.
I took the opportunity to snap some photos of the flock, focusing mostly on our new members, the Easter Eggers and Bantam Wyandotte.
I hope you all enjoyed this photo series. I’ll be sure to snap some new photos after our next foot of snow falls tomorrow.
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