This is my first winter in WI with chickens, and its been a "great" winter so far. My biggest concern is that my chickens don't go outside the coop unless I chase them out on nice days (when it gets up to 32F). I kicked them out of the coop this last weekend and they went crazy dust bathing under the coop, its sheltered and no snow under it. I had also thrown a bunch of leaves under there this fall. The rest of the area has snow on the ground, but we had shoveled an area off in front of the coop so it wasn't deep snow. I keep food and water in the coop since the first snow fall. This summer I kept water outside, but once we got snow it froze too quickly and the chickens never came outside anyways. So do they not come out because of the snow, or because there is no food or water out? My neighbors have chickens and I see them outside all the time, whether its sunny or not, or even if its single digits but not windy. How do I encourage them to get outside? thanks!