I think my chickens may be a bit depressed or something. It has been very cold here this past month. We have had below freezing weather (single digits, possibly below 0 at night) and several inches of snow. My small flock would not step foot in the snow, which I can understand. They spent a lot of time in the coop. Now that it is warming up a bit, the ground is no longer frozen and the snow is gone, they still don't seem to want to come outside much. I threw seed out this morning for them to scratch around in, but that only lasted a few mnutes. Is this normal behavior for chickens in cold weather or do mine sound depressed? And if they are, what should I do. I should note that I have gotten some ideas about "toys" and things to make them from others here to keep them from getting bored. But, they don't seem real interested in the things I put out there for them. And as far as I can tell, they don't much mess with the stuff either. They all look and act healthy, no one seems sick. Perhaps just lazy? I am new to this stuff and this is my first winter with chickens. They are all under a year old. Any ideas on what is going on with them?