It was also extremely cold for several days last week - into the minus F numbers cold! (Blast!) The chickens are so much warmer in their new home, that many days they don't even bother going outside! It was extremely quiet in there yesterday, so I peeked in to see what the hens were up to. They had all scratched themselves little nests out of the bedding, and were quietly resting. Even they know a good thing when they see it!
JP and I built a redneck cover for the coal bin. He had intended to use a tarp, but it has consistently filled loose pockets with rain or melted snow, which ultimately re-freeze into huge blocks of ice and have already torn the tarp up. We had some pieces of metal left over from the Chick-Bit house project, as well as "scrap" pieces of other colors which were used to protect the pieces we bought during delivery. Consequently, we have ended up with a Roof of Many Colors!
|I had to outline him so you can see his bulk, since|
my photography skills are about as good as my
snow sculpting ones!
Here's to another January week, y'all. Boy oh boy, this is a LOOOOONG month!