Our flock of 5 is here in the Twin Cities, what a trend "backyard farming" has become, we even have cities passing ordinances allowing chickens!! We are one of those families that has decided to get into it. We established our flock in October and enjoyed it so much we passed the endevor onto our neighbors. We both have a few questions on "Our Girls!" I'm hoping this thread will start some great ideas in getting these "Girls" through a cold winter!!! How do you keep up the number of egglaying? Do they need a heat lamp? How many hours should you leave the heat lamp on? Do they range in the snow?