I just wanted to express my grief with fellow chicken lovers. I am the owner of just one chicken, because I gave my flock away last summer, being down on my luck and unable to properly take care of them. I live in a very small town and my neighbors free range chickens, including 3 awesomely cute banty roosters visited me and my chicken every day. My neighbor had 8 roosters, including the banties and only 3 hens, (poor girls!) Let me tell you, there was alot of noise coming from that yard. I enjoyed hearing them. The banties showed up everyday for "breakfast", and won the hearts of my family. I of course fell in love with the little guys and enjoyed their cute little antics and their "cartoon character crows". 3 days ago a horrible snow storm and a cold snap set in... The crowing stopped. I waited for them to arrive for breakfast, but because the snow was almost a foot deep, I knew they weren't coming. The neighborhood was quiet. Another day went by... still quiet, no banties. Hoping and praying my neighbor got his chickens cooped up, I finally "snuck" onto his land and was horrified at what I found. 2 of the large roosters were huddled in a corner of a lean-to, snowed in... 2 others and 3 hens were huddled under a table...snowed in... no food or water for any of them. 2 banties laying in the snow... dead. 1 banty and another rooster missing. No coop, no shelter, no food, no water. I "addressed" my neighbor, about his treatment of his chickens, rest assured. I also took the chickens some food and water. People, if you can't care for your animals....give them to someone who can and will!! Don't get them if you can't take care of them! Thank you for listening.