CLINTON, Wash. – How do chickens cross the road in Washington during a snowstorm?
Sisters Butternut and Pumpkin have the right answer.
The pair of hens in Clinton, Washington, found an ingenious way to keep their feet out of the snow on Dec. 27. The chickens' owner, Sarah Michelle Ledoux, posted video of the transport on Facebook.
When Ledox and her husband let their six chickens out onto the snow, they stood still "as if completely petrified."
"After a few moments, four of our chickens started to move around, somewhat curious of their surroundings. Our other two hens, Butternut and Pumpkin, just squatted down, as if very cold and unimpressed," Ledoux said.
Ledoux's husband put his foot out in front of the two immobile chickens to see if they would climb up onto his boot to get their feet out of the snow.
"We were shocked when Butternut climbed on and shortly after, her sister Pumpkin hopped onto his other boot to hitch a ride back to the warmth of their heated coop," Ledoux said.
The National Weather Service in Seattle said up to an inch of snow, with isolated spots up to 2 inches, fell in the area.