We had our first snow a few days ago and my wimpy hens refuse to go out of the coop. When I opened the door the first snowy morning, they all ran out as usual, but when they saw the snow they stopped and fell over each other trying to back up the ramp. (it was quite funny to watch actually) Their water is out in the run, it our well overflow so it never freezes. I don't keep water in the coop. The water is only about 6 feet from the ramp and I shoveled a 4 foot wide path to it. I've now covered that part of the run so very little snow falls there. The past couple of days I've had to go into the coop and shoo the girls out the door twice a day to make sure they were drinking. Today there is a light dusting of snow, not enough to be able to shovel, and they won't go out at all! Only one of my Barred Rocks ventured out. The others won't even be herded out, they act like I'm trying to push them into the fire! The other factor that may be complicating things is that we had our first hawk attack the day before the snow. One of my sweet girls was injured and we had to euthanize her. The other hens found cover and escaped, but they hid for a long time before we found them and brought them back to the coop. So I don't know for sure if this behaviour is simply the snow, or if they are still wary of the hawk. The fact that they all tried to run out the first day but stopped when they saw the snow makes me think the hawk is not a factor. They have still been laying as well as they did before the hawk fiasco. Is this normal? Can I do anything to convince them the snow is safe? All the breeds I have are known to be cold climate tolerant. Do I have to put water in the coop? I don't know how to keep it from freezing in there as we do not have electricity.