On my days off work, our darling EE hen "Roaster" begs to come in and listen to music videos while I keep my feet up and attend to the business of emails. She and her sad little leftover tail feather sit now on the back of my chair, groaning that her favorite Kelly Clarkson video is done and impatiently awaiting the end of opera (Sherrill Milnes in Don Carlo). I'm a sucker. I frequently let her in while I'm home. If I get a chance to lay on the couch for a sweet nap, she's really into that, laying on the couch with me. She sometimes snores. So on Mondays, Wednesdays and many Fridays, she's my little feathered house buddy from around 10 to 2. What I wonder is this: She's almost done moulting, has pinfeathers sticking out everywhere. If I allow her in the toasty warm house on these cold November days, will she grow less warm feathers? Do the luxurious double winter feather "coats" require lots of cold wind exposure? She comes to the door because she's probably lonely, I don't think she's cold. The rest of our flock is tending to babies, and they don't allow her near them. I think until the babies are bigger, the momma hens won't tolerate her company. Our oldest babies are about 10 weeks old, look like real chickens, and some have perched up on her roost at night with no trouble. Anybody else have experience with moulting for winter warmth? Thanks!