Ever think of hydroponics or aquaponics for growing food for your chickens all year round? Well not just for your chickens. You grow an abundant amount of greens, let's say spinach, y favorite. You grow it in your house and with what you do not eat yourself or the stems and roots you feed them to your flock. Once you get the concept you are home free. I just bought the products, to set one up cost less than $100.00 much much larger then the Aero garden (we won't get into that) I am waiting for some books I just ordered and I will be all set. I am a gardener so I have some knowledge of indoor gardening. That is just a thought for you resourseful folks out there. It would sure keep your guys happy all winter wouldn't it?