November 25, 2012

Seasons are Changing for the Chickens

The temperatures are dropping, and our free range chickens are having to make some changes to their lifestyle and diet. The endless supply of bugs and other treats they loved, are coming to an end. They are resorting to climbing the wood pile for the little insects to make them happy.



The ground is freezing, the puddles are now ice. 



The ladies are unaware of the dangers that lurk beyond the yard, and will wander into the woods to scratch away the leaves in attempts to find more bugs!

Since we have let the ladies be completely free range, we are having to make some changes. We had a large barn door we would just swing open for them every morning and let them do their thing. With winter weather coming, we have to keep the cold and snow away from that door. So, our awesome friend that has been helping out around the farm, built a little ramp for the ladies to go through an old window.


They will adapt to their new diet. They are happy chickens and still come running to see me when I get home... Should be a busy winter!


Sharing at:
Clever Chicks Blog Hop

5 comments:

  1. Hi Kris! The chickens are looking good! I never thought about how life changes for them during the winter! Maybe we should knit them some little mittens for their feet! Hope you all are doing well and that you had a nice Thanksgiving! (I love your red barn!!!) : )

    ReplyDelete
  2. They are so sweet. Nice to see they are receiving such great care during the cold weather.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Cute photos! Glad they are adapting to the changing season.

    Visiting from clever chicks blog hop :)

    Tammy
    ourneckofthewoods.net

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi!! I love reading about other familie's chicks etc!! I love the changing seasons!! I'm adding your blog to my blog list ok?? www.fruittreehillhannibal.blogspot.com
    Love, JL~

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

    ReplyDelete

Printfriendly