It got so cold Monday night, I found an inch of ice on the girl’s water bucket! It was the first night I placed a heat lamp in the Chicken Mansion. So when the sun came out yesterday, the girls loved doing their walkabout, while I worked on their run.
My dear friend, Lori, provided some slightly used metal siding, so I promptly made a little shelter for the girls. (Thanks so much, Lori!) We get a lot of snow here in the winter, so I added the wall and small roof area, so the girls can still roam around outside. They will have a little protection from the severe cold winter winds too. After all, my girls deserve the best….right? LOVE THOSE EGGS!
I also noticed a large gap under their exterior door, so I found some door stop material and cut a piece to keep the cold air out. (It’s that little white piece on the stoop.)
I just can’t tell you how much I enjoy having chickens….. Are they a lot of work? Yes, and no. Yes, to getting everything set up (if you’re building it), no, to the daily maintenance. However, check with me when I have to go out there this winter! I may have a change of attitude! It gets well below freezing here and with a wind chill factor….well, you just don’t want to be around here….to hear me whine!