Well from what all I've read...chickens aren't suppose to be too bothered by the cold? My hens informed me that they are not reading the same book, infact they have never I don't think heard of it. They insist that I feed them "in the coop" and have refused to come out even for their fav treats. There is only a skiff of snow in their pen...if they think this is bad...whoa will they be surprised when the "real snow" comes! Well anyways, they will have me trained by then, so all should be well for them.