So, hello anybody who reads this ! How are you and your chickens? any tips for showbirds to keep healthy in winter? Also, I have a female arucana ( or at least i hope so!) Who should start laying by now, but how many egg should i expect from her in upcoming spring ? I heard they dont lay much. ( Shes from a good breeder in england, she was around 8 dollars ! ) . Also how do i clean my chickens up? Its been raining and i havent covered the tarp ( some of the ground gets wet ) and then they get all dirty and i cant hold them... and Jane ( my arua) 's cheek puffs always clump together and i cant clean them well... Also do you ever go outside in the morning and your hens make a loud BRUUAAAH noise until you go in and notice them? They do that , and then im watching tv and i hear one of my silver lace wyandottes making a continious, loud, CRAAA CRAAA CRAA CRAAA , and usually theres a magpie two houses down. Is she just protecting the flock?