April 24, 2014
Personal Weather Chicken
I have a weather chicken. And what, you ask, is a weather chicken? Well, this particular chicken is the only one who still roosts in the cedar tree in the chicken yard. Most of the younger ones used to roost there, but as they've been caught and wing clipped, they've had to roost closer to the ground, i.e. in the coop. I have one Silver Laced Wyandotte who has escaped that and still likes to roost in that tree, all by herself. The one exception is when the weather is going to be snowy, sleety, rainy, windy, or otherwise nasty that night. She somehow always seems to know and then opts to roost in the coop. And she's always right! I have a personal heads-up on the overnight weather. Very convenient.