It is cold here in Minnesota today! Was -22 now up to -18. Ahhhh I can just feel the sun warming me up as we speak… NOT Any how, aside from being tired of the cold. My girls survived the night, I should also say this is my first winter with Chickens. However I noticed this morning on of my hens is bedding down in the straw on coop floor. I have never seen her do this before. I guess it is possible she may do this when I am at work. Regardless why would she be doing this? Is this normal? Any time i look out there she is usually scratching up a storm. Should I keep a close eye on her? I guess I already am today with the cold temps. But they have a heat lamp above the perch, it is about 20-25 degrees by roost. The coop is elevated so I put down lots of extra straw to keep the cold from entering through the floor. She seems to be eating and pooping and drinking just the same. But is this a reaction to the cold weather? Why would she be on the floor if it is warmer on the roost. I would say all four seem a little less active today, but overall seem to be ok. Their feet also appear to be healthy, no frost bite symptoms, i guess it is also possible on my hen who is queen of the coop may be preventing them from perching, sometimes she can be a real witch. Thanks for your thoughts.