Golly wampus, the weather yesterday was gorgeous. Lots of sunshine and all the birds seemed to enjoy it to the utmost.
This was afternoon feeding time. The birds gobbled up the chopped cabbage and cut up apples.
I think this was a pan of grain that must have tasted pretty good, too. Num-num-num!
Wanna-Be Mama Muscovy duck came off her nest to vacuum up some whole grains. Love that corn! Funny how disheveled setting hens sometimes look. When questioned about her untidy appearance, she said, "This incubating eggs is rough on a duck."
While she was off on her quick lunch break, I snapped this picture of her nest. All the eggs aren't visible, but we think she's setting on about a dozen of them.
Many of the birds just stood in the sunshine and preened themselves. Must have felt good.
That was yesterday.
This was when the birds were let out of their enclosures this morning. You'll notice there's not a chicken in sight. Our chickens have always been real pansies and are never eager to place their delicate little feet on cold, wet white stuff.
We had but a mere dusting of snow when we first got up, but by the time we went out for morning chores there was a smidge over an inch. It continued to come down (although lightly) most of the day but total accumulation was under 3". Now at nearly dusk, it's raining/misting. Temp is 34 degrees so I'm imagining it will freeze over night. Very typical for the month of March in the north woods.
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