One of the main problems with this weather is the frozen water pipes. I try & fill as many black plastic bins & buckets with water whenever I suspect that it is going to freeze, but unless the water pipes unfreeze during the day I have to resort to carrying water buckets to the various field troughs as clearly the animals must have fresh water every day.
Here you can see Percy (background) together with his two young nieces Nadia & Dinara (not really related!) enjoying their sack of short feed. They have a lovely Pig Arc to sleep in which has a wooden floor & plenty of soft hay to sleep on.
Here is Percy on his own, you can see his house in the background. At first he wouldn't let Nadia & Dinara in it - but after a few weeks they were all snuggling together. Don't worry, it was hot weather when they were 'introduced', so sleeping outside was not a problem - in fact in the Summer they often sleep under the stars.
Only a few of the Chickens braved the icy conditions this morning!
Note the chap in the middle of the picture covered in snow is not a real chicken ! He is one of four chicken 'dolls' on sticks dotted around the chicken area. These are there to help children who visit the Sanctuary make the connection between cuddly toys & the real thing.