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#1 2014-12-02 03:20:51

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
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Weeeee!

:excited:

Just passing through!

We went from 24C today  to  2C tonight.

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#2 2014-12-02 12:29:55

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Re: Weeeee!

Hang onto that warm weather as it seems when it's gone it's GONE. We haven't been 24C for a good two months but last week we went from about 2C to -25C is around 24 hrs. And then it stayed there...hasn't warmed up much yet! but we have a good covering of snow to protect plants from the cold as when the warm went and the cold arrived we were gifted with about 6-8 inches of the stuff and then the wind came....

Aren't you awesome telling us your temperatures in Celsius!!


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#3 2014-12-02 23:52:22

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Re: Weeeee!

Wow-Weeee that is a huge drop!!! :sad:

58F here yesterday dropped to 28F today, windy so feels colder!!!

:Crazy: weather!!!!

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#4 2014-12-04 01:40:34

poplar girl
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Re: Weeeee!

A balmy -4C when I got home from work this evening :thumbsup:


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#5 2014-12-04 11:44:04

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Weeeee!

Enjoy the heat wave there PG!!  :funny:

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#6 2014-12-04 12:25:20

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Re: Weeeee!

You laugh away FRF, -4C feels like spring to me right now :excited: We might even get above freezing by Sunday.


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#7 2014-12-04 12:45:24

Martin Grove Farm
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From: Waterloo, Ontario Canada
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Re: Weeeee!

We've seen snow, then back to green grass, then back to snow again, green grass and now back to snow.


“Expecting life to treat you well just because you’re a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge you because you’re a vegetarian.”      Unknown

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#8 2014-12-04 20:43:07

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Weeeee!

It really has been one :Crazy: Fall!!!

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#9 2014-12-05 00:48:25

gubi
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Re: Weeeee!

hard on the cattle too with all this up and down weather.  Pg at least with it staying cold like that it would be a lot healthier weather.  Here we went from Snowstorms to -15 back up to +15 back down to -12 back up to 0 with lots of moisture in the air.  I would love for the sun to shine just below the freezing mark and not so much wind!


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#10 2014-12-05 12:46:51

hollowridge
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From: Lunenburg, County, Nova Scotia
Registered: 2013-03-25
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Re: Weeeee!

:huh:  Our weather has been like that also.  Up and down.  One day we will have +15c and the next we will be -3c.  Hard for us to get used to anything.  Pour birds don't know what is up.  We have had some into a molt since September.  Got one egg from one that hasn't laid since August.  :Crazy:

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#11 2014-12-05 13:10:09

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Re: Weeeee!

You guys are correct, huge temperature swings are much harder on the animals than something more consistent, unless it's really cold as that's hard on them too!

I am actually hoping we don't go too far above zero, once we have our snow cover its nice to keep it as it protects everything underneath.

Hollowridge I have one bantam (d'uccle) that is in hard molt right now, she looks awful! But most of the others are done even though they still aren't laying very many eggs. How long it takes for a chicken to molt and get back into production is a genetic trait that should be selected for; you want birds that get it done quickly and then get back to laying. I had a partridge rock in my early days of trying out lots of chicken breeds that looked like a porcupine the entire winter and never layed an egg the entire time!


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#12 2014-12-05 13:22:23

hollowridge
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From: Lunenburg, County, Nova Scotia
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Re: Weeeee!

Yeah our girls are all feathered in now, but no eggs except for the one. This years girls are keeping us going. :jumping:  We only have 2 breeds, Marraduna and Australorps and a combination of both.  Have found in the past once we get to the mid of December our egg production picks back up.  Of course they are spoiled as we never let their coop go too cold that the water freezes so they have heat light on most of the winter for a few hours anyway.  Last year we had to start in November, so far we haven't had to do it yet. :thumbs:

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