An ice storm is due to arrive this afternoon, so I let my girls get as much free ranging time this morning. Usually they have all day, but they're all close to laying so, to train them to use the nest box, I have kept them locked in their run until mid morning. So, I checked the radar and saw the ice was just a few miles away. I rounded them up, much to their displeasure, and locked them in the run (the coop is attached). There was a lot of fussing and squawking at me over this but they obeyed. Still,they were quite p!ssed about it. I could hear them cussing me from all the way in the house. The ice just arrived and there is not a single peep out of them. They're up in their cozy and dry coop. Silly birds. Of course, I'm sure had I not rounded them up, I'd still be in trouble with them for letting it rain and sleet.