I told the girls yesterday that it was not going to be as nice today. Unfortunately, I was right. It wasn't so cold as it was windy with freezing drizzle ... nasty. All the girls except for Penny decided they wanted to go outside anyway. I gave them their apples, which they pecked at eagerly.
When I came back to them after doing the other chores (feeding dogs, cats, horses, and cleaning stalls) they were all under the coop trying to stay out of the wind; except for Penny who had stayed inside. As I made my way into the coop to clean it, she came and talked to me for bit, very unlike her to be that sociable. I told her I thought she was a very smart girl for staying inside today. And if she just wanted some alone time, this was the perfect time for it. She had the whole coop to herself; food, water, light, out of the wind; I would certainly do it.
A few hours later, John went out to check on them and gather eggs. Everyone else decided Penny had the right idea and had come back in. I was so happy they really do have sense to come in out of the cold and ick.
During afternoon feeding I figured their coop would need to be cleaned again since they had gone back in. When I opened the door, Ebony popped out as did most everybody else. The wind had quieted down considerably and the freezing drizzle had stopped thankfully. They seemed a little happier with the weather even though they still spent most of their time under the coop.
A big winter storm is predicted for our area Saturday night and into Sunday. We will see how that pans out. Hopefully it won't be as bad as they say. I know the chickens are hoping that too. They are definitely not snow girls!
Till next time. Namaste and Aho.