Wednesday, 19 February 2014
Chickens, sunshine and winters
"What is this? We are not coming out until you explain"
"Relax my feathered friends, it is sunshine and it is wonderful"
I have learnt a lot this winter about livestock selection and how important it is to have completely winter hardy animals in our harsh Canadian winter. I was caught off guard after the last 4-5 years of very mild winter weather. I should know better then to every take Mother Nature for granted, it will not happen again.
I was worried at one point that I might lose my Archie, which would be a shame as it is so difficult to find a sweet natured rooster. But, if we are over the worse, with a little extra TLC the big guy should be back to watching over his girls this Spring.