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It’s cold out. And I mean crazy, freeze your nose hairs cold out. The Northeast is experiencing a terrible below zero cold snap, and it’s making all the animals (human animals included) miserable.
The new chickens have been surprisingly rugged through this frigid hell. Even with a heat lamp in the coop, we’ve been nervous to go out in the morning to see what we’d find after another negative temp night. So far so good.
So good in fact, we were shocked to find our very first egg, already, Tuesday morning!
One of our girls is just that amazing apparently. So amazing in fact, we got egg #2 yesterday. This is quite a feat for a first time layer in these crazy cold conditions. We are seriously proud. We have been playing with ways to keep the girls happy, healthy, and above all, WARM until this cold spell breaks. We’ve added electrolytes to their water, picked up some delicious items such as meal worms (which totally creep me out) and a good scratch, and we’re in the process of playing with some warm mash recipes. I’m trying to research and gather suggestions to keep them fat and happy. In other news, last night I checked on the seeds I planted this past weekend, and was excited to find two broccoli sprouts!!!! I’m totally loving my Hydrofarm grow light – well worth the money if you ask me. Can’t wait to see what else decides to start sprouting in the next week or so.