I am such a sucker. We built a beautifully large coop for the chickens but they begged and begged for me to let them roam outside of it during the summer. So I let them. Now it's almost like they hate being in it. We have a large coop with a large fenced in area. The fence is only about 3 feet high...silly me...they fly over it. Ugh! So unless we fence in the whole thing over the top I can't keep them in. No biggy except winter is here. Do I just let them roam around while the snow swirls or is it dangerous? Should I keep extra food close to the house where they like to be because they just don't ever make it back to the coop once they've left in the morning. They don't even lay their eggs there. What should I do? Should I be more strict about them staying penned in? Someone told me I should clip their wings but I'm nervous to do that. What do you do for your free range hens in the winter?