I must not be very smart, because I am in love with chickens with feathery feet and here I am in the rainy NW. What is the best way to handle the feet issue? Do they have to stay confined in the winter? Wash their feet every few days? A blow dryer? My grandma raised Lhasa Apsos in England- so either extreme optimism or a inclination towards damp weather and profusely plumaged pets runs in the family.