We finally got more than a dusting of snow- we've got four inches now. I let the chickens out to see what they thought of it, since this is their first winter. The white Orpingtons plowed determinedly through it, and went under the porch (about twenty yards away) to take dirt baths. One of the Reds followed them and the other Red flew as far as she could towards the porch, squawking loudly every time she landed. The two Buff orpingtons stood in the doorway of the chicken house until I gave them a ride to the porch, then they started scratching happily. It's funny how different chickens have different tolerances for the snow. I had to carry the Buffs back to their house in the evening, they would not cross the snow even though they clearly wanted to go home. The Reds crossed it but protested the whole time, and the whites didn't care at all.