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{Photo of the Day} 23.03.2016

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A spring blizzard. The thing about Colorado is that it will undoubtedly snow almost all the way through spring & then stop when summer has decided to arrive. This storm had winds that pretty much destroyed all the plastic siding that had held up all winter. It filled both coop & pen with heavy, wet snow, soaking everyone (except Memnoch & Mercury, who were in the barn). We were also without power from about 5am to 8pm. No extra heat, no fresh water (we run on well water). Despite not ever getting as cold as it had during some points of the winter, this was probably the worst day the birds had so far.

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I had to move all the chickens into the barn during the worst part of the storm to give everyone a chance to dry off before night fell. They had to be put up in a makeshift pen next to M&M & put up with it a lot better than I thought it would. Probably because they were all drenched. Memnoch was less pleased, so a board had to be placed between the two pens so he & Odysseus wouldn’t fight.

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Section 20 stayed out in the coop because I didn’t want to stress them out more by trying to unsuccessfully catch them & move them. I figured that having more space in the coop would help them dry themselves out.

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