I can and will admit it.
I am cold intolerant.
I hate the cold.
I hate being cold.
I am happiest when it’s about 80 to 85 degrees out, with a slight breeze, and a lounge chair with a good hour in the sun!
Yes, I’m a weenie!
Not pretty, is it?
What makes it even more of a challenge for me is the fact that when it’s THIS cold, the girls’ water freezes up solid!
Requiring me to do stuff like this:
Shhh…. Don’t tell my husband I borrowed his hammer to do this!
As you can see – not terribly effective when you’ve got a good 5 inches thick of ice. So then I get out my gallon pitcher – fill it with boiling water, and trek it out to melt some of the water.
The girls get really happy when they see that blue gallon pitcher coming!
When it’s this cold out – I gotta go melt the water at least once an hour.
I do feel sorta sorry for the girls, though. So I make them oatmeal – everyone should have a hot breakfast when it’s cold like this!
These are happy chickens!
And the really SMART girls are hanging out inside the coop – where the heat lamps went up last night!
The bottom number here – how warm it is INSIDE the coop WITH the heat lamps going:
Yes, that says 22 degrees.
OH – and we had another first time egg from someone on Sunday…
It was so tiny and cute!
I guess I knew not all of the Cuckoo Marans were laying yet on some level or the other – but here’s proof that someone else has just come into lay! I gotta say – I adore the Cuckoo Maran eggs – they’re so beautiful. But more than that – you want to make chocolate chip cookies with them – they turn out so much richer and – well, almost toffee-ish. Totally yummy. Yes, that’s why I have SIX Cuckoo Marans!
That’s a teensy tiny egg! We decided to break it open and see if it was just egg white – as is sometimes the case with new egg layers. Nope – it had the cutest little perfect yolk AND white inside. Pepper thought it was a lovely little snack!
So – I’ll sit here, finish reading my email, sipping my hot cup of tea, and then will add a few more layers of clothes before I have to head out and deal with the chicken water again.
I’m ready for summer!