my chickens are eating lots I suppose they are gearing up for cold weather or they are getting bored they still get out three days a week that I'm home, to the back yard that is.
with snow coming they usually like to stay in more, unless they have areas of no snow on ground.
or if it is pouring down rain they don't like that much.
later in winter depending on snow I let them out in back yard more but usually later in day because I have to watch our for a cooper hawk, don't know if he will try to get them or not.
the hawk usually goes for the doves and little birds, but I don't take any chances.
then come spring the hawk usually leaves and I don't have to worry all summer until mid to late winter.
so far no eagles have come down they stay close to the river.