So definitely no going outside today! The snow was about as bad as the forecasters expected- close to 2 feet overnight, but the wind gusts continued to be 40+ mph all day long, making the wind chill -5F. We did manage to shovel out the "chicken yard," but when this all starts melting, the coop is going to be flooded! There just was nowhere else to put all the snow, so we tried to move it back the best we could so they can get out again tomorrow.
Can you all talk to me about laying for a minute? Today, for the first time, we got 4 eggs, which means everyone laid. Was this just because being shut in the coop literally all day got them feeling "inspired" to lay? Or, do you think this means someone is laying outside somewhere more private? I have been getting 3 eggs about every other day for the past week, but two is more typical. I do think the Rhodies just started laying this past week- I don't think they really were when they first moved over here.