My girls haven't started laying yet (they're 11 weeks), but a friend asked me what I'm going to do in winter when they lay during the day, and I don't get home until 5:30? Northern Vermont gets awfully dang cold. Anyone had this problem / know of a solution? Or perhaps I'm just getting all anxious and worried over nothing.... I don't know what to expect - will they go out in the snow? So far they all go out in the rain, even cold rainy days they're out foraging. I thought I would shovel a little path around their coop, and maybe a bit bigger too. They have about 350 sf of outdoor run for 7 chicks.