Hey all, we free ranged our flock in the summer and all went well until the weather got cold. Then in short order we lost two. So back in the run they went. I know/knew the risks and keep waffling about them. I like little fuzzy butts all over the yard. And they are so cute and funny when they are free. The weather has been bad here so they've been pretty cooped up - freezing rain, very wet snow - I let them out when it is cold, but wet and cold seemed like a bad idea. BUt, we had a bad few days of freezing rain - like lots of others - and now their run is a frozen pond. It has a thick layer of ice across the whole thing. Today is supposed to be warm. first, I am afraid they'll break a leg falling on the ice. Then I am afraid that as it melts they'll end up standing in cold water..... BUT, the weather has been so bad there are predators (hawks) all over the place. I am having a Libra moment on what to do.... Any advice would be greatly appreciated.