Chickens First Snow

Last night we got our first real snow of the season.  I took some pictures before messing them up with footprints.


I then raked out the run, even with a roof the snow blew in. I then opened the coop-run door.  The ladies did not want to come out.  Finally with some sunflower seed bribes, three came down.


Miny and Mo



Enough of this I have work to do.  My driveway is long, wide and covered in snow. An hour or two later, the driveway is cleared and miraculously there are a maze of snow-blower paths (the crazy things we do for our chickens)  for the chickens to explore.  Four explored, two did not. Jack and Mini stayed in the coop (I’m not going to guess what they were doing) all morning long.


Jasmine, Mo, Miny and Ini


When the adventurous four went back into the run Jack and Mini finally came down and joined them.  Jack, my rooster, is a bit of a chicken.


  1. I am amazed and love chicken snow photos. Not something I see living in the North Island of New Zealand. My girls obviously don’t know how lucky they are here in our winter.

    • I’ve lived in New England all my life and I still see the first snowflakes of the season and the first heavy snow as magical. This is my chickens first winter and I don’t think they see this as magical. It’s going to be cold all week so not much will melt. I gave a lot of thought to my coop and run before building them. The covered run so I wouldn’t have to shovel out the snow would take up less time every snow storm. So, why am I snow-blowing and shoveling paths in the yard for my chickens?? My brother has asked me in the past ” when does a healthy hobby become an unhealthy obsession?? “.

  2. sbm64 said:

    Ok, I get Ini, Mini, Mini, Mo but um Jasmine? A Disney Princess Fantasy, Ed?

    • Hi Sally,
      The name Jasmine is from one of my favorite Movies “Second Hand Lion”.

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