We are starting to get the winds from Sandy. I live in northern RI we have lots of pines that only have branches at the top. Our coop is in the midst of such trees. When Irene hit last year I let the chickens out to find protection in the woods - but we got the hardest part of the storm during the day. Sandy is predicted to be the most intense late this afternoon in tonight. I am afraid that if I leave them in the coop something could happen, but if I let them out what if they don't come back in at night? Any suggestions would be most appreciated as I am starting to get nervous!