As half of the country is still battling winter, we in Kentucky are right there with you. Two weeks ago we were hit with over a foot of snow and just when it all melted, last Thursday brought us another 12+ inches. But, this is Kentucky so all we have to do is wait a day or two and the weather will change. This week we are expecting high 50’s and even some 60’s. It’s a wonder we aren’t all sick.
Anyway, all this snow has meant the chickens have not been able to peck around outside the coop.
We finally shoveled them a small area in which to stretch their legs, but it is not the same.
All this being cooped up in the, well, coop has made for a dirty (and stinky) home. We make a point to clean the coop once a week and change the bedding. They get so excited when we do this. They know what we are doing and love it.
Last week we put down a new bale of straw and they went nuts over it! There were grains of wheat mixed in the straw and boy did they go to town gobbling up the kernels. We had the nest boxes all nice and clean with fresh straw and they just scratched it all out, getting to the wheat. 🙂
Chickens are just plain fun and delightful to watch.