Mother Nature was not kind to us this week with record-setting low temperatures creating challenges such as frostbite and frozen eggs. The chickens have been confined to the covered runs much of the week and at least one of the roosters has taken up residence in the basement to protect from further cold damage to his comb and wattles. Even picture taking was made difficult by the brutal cold, but I eked out a few for you.
1. A Happy Hen Treats Prize Package, which includes:
Mealworm Frenzy, Sunflower Sensation AND a Treat Ball!
2. A copy of the Commemorative 5 Year Anniversary Edition of Hobby Farms' Chickens Magazine featuring Portia, Freida and Rachel!
with frostbite and brought into the basement most of the week to recover.
Marans- her father is a Black Copper Marans
and her mother is a Wheaten Marans.
Frozen eggs are breaking hearts all over the country in the frigid temperatures we have been suffering this winter, but I came up with a solution to warm up the nest boxes just enough to prevent wasted eggs.
Check out my DIY instructions for a Nest Box Cozy to keep your hens' eggs from freezing!Brutus who passed away in August, his personality is larger than life and he has no idea I could fit him in my pocket. Totally adorable.
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Thanks for joining me and have a great week!
The winners of last week's Flock Focus Friday giveaway are: TBA HERE.