We aren't really used to real cold here in the south but it has seemed pretty close these past few weeks! A beautiful snow blanketed our farm several weeks ago which was a pretty sight to see.
Did you know that chickens enjoy the cold? Their custom fitted down coats keep them quite cozy through the winter months. We do see a decreased in the number of eggs that they lay because of decreases in length of day light. This natural part of their laying cycle every year helps their body's take a "break" from laying eggs to rejuvenate their feathers and body so that they are rested and healthy for the next year of eggs.