Seems like a lot of people are having cold snaps lately. I hope everyone's hens are doing ok in this. Were expecting -20 degrees here on Thursday (real temps not windchill) and I'm so worried about them. It's been nuts here the past month either 0 or - digits and the hens have NOT been impressed! They have not been out of the hen house for most of the month. They are looking just terrible. Bored and picking feathers. Although I got some nice tips to try and that seems to be helping -20 will be the coldest so far that they have had to endure. I just hope they are ok. Can you tell it's my first winter with chickens!! My bantams are the lucky ones...they have a heated shed that stays around 60-75 in there with the wood stove going all the time. Heck it's warmer in there most time then it is in out house! LOL My dad sits in there with them on his chair next to the wood stove just watching them. They are in there until we get their bantam coop done and outside. It's just waiting for a paint job and it is ready to go. We built it inside our heated garage and now we have to pull the huge thing out! Should be fun!