26F below zero and went out this morning to check on the birds. All is well, but they aren't exactly celebrating. But their feathers are fluffed up and mostly, they stand around or perch. The ate hungrily, of course. One dog bowl didn't work last night. The little pail was frozen. I'll check on that later. Picked up the eggs and will repeat that 3 times today. No heat, btw. Hopefully, this is winter's bottom point and it improves from here on. I hope so. It's harder on me than on them, I think.