Scaredy Chickens

Living with animals gives you such insight into their quirky, individualistic behavior.  It never occurred to me before having chickens that they did NOT like snow.  Most everything I read was about breeds that were winter hardy and that would lay through cold winters.  And I read ALOT about chickens before we actually got them.  Turns out they are prissy.  And this photo shows exactly what I mean – literally, they want to be out in the sun and they won't allow their feet to touch the snow.  There must be at least eight of them crowded on the ramp and a 2 sq. ft. patch of dirt.  Love these silly animals.

Laughing at the girls

© 2008 Anne Mahle