With the bad snow that we had, I have to say that I am grateful to those coyotes. It would have been a miserable winter to take care of chickens. Just keeping their water unfrozen would have been a chore. I know we would have been battling the wild birds in the coop as well. By now, I might have went ahead and had some chicken dinners myself if the coyotes wouldn't have done it first. Silver linings. Never thought I would have found one back in August.
eight year old actually hammering the ice off of the walkway - no shovel was going to take care of this problem
1 year old dressed for the snow
Of course, the time spent dressing him was significantly longer than the actual time in the snow.