I am looking for winter time advice, tips, etc. I am trying to prepare my yard and coop, my routine, etc. for the cold hard winter that cometh...lol. I live in Michigan, and while it is summer now- I don't remember a Halloween where it was not cold and rainy or cold and snowy. Winter lasts forever here. I thought perhaps we could start a thread here with winter tips and things the experienced chicken keepers have learned that they wish they had known their first winter. For example- I worry about mud and slush and I have wondered if sand would be easier, or wood chips- around the coop. I'd love to have thick grass however, the chickens think it is much better to eat grass seed. Thanks!