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Jan 18, 2007

It's snowing here in the Piedmont of North Carolina. This is the first snow my chickens have experienced. I went out this morning and opened their house so they could get out into their pasture for grazing, grains and water for the day. I bent over to rid their waterer of ice and all of a sudden I had a chicken on my back. She had stepped out of the chicken house and been startled by the snow. I was the closest thing to light on so she flew onto my bent over back!! It was hilarious. As I slowly stood up, she climbed up my back until she was sitting on my shoulder. This is a 6 or 7 pound bird!! I loved it. I walked her back to the chicken house door and she flew down and ran into the house. Later, I shooed all the chickens out so they could eat. As they got used to the snow, they began grazing. These birds are so much fun.
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Posted: Thursday January 18, 2007, 11:30 am
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