hi guys!!! i am going through a divorce.....i left my husband back in July (2013). i left for Ohio (where i am originally from). i had to leave behind a DEAR DEAR pet chicken named Cricket. i got her in April of 2010 from My Pet Chicken. her best friend (Ginger) also came in the box that year. i have kept those hens together no matter how my flock changed....Cricket and Ginger have always been together. Ginger doesn't really like being held....but Cricket....she would look for me every single day and she would sit on my lap and nestle her head into my hair. she would also come inside and sit on my lap as i watched TV. i cried like a baby when i had to give them up. now though, i have made arrangements to get them back....and it's going to happen. i am getting them back on christmas day!!! i have 5 questions with this post: 1. how will they adjust to a colder climate? will they be ok? i've read all kinds of threads on chickens and winter time....even winters in alaska. i'm just concerned that they will not be use to these colder temps. and 2. do u guys think Cricket will remember me? we've been apart for 6 months. i am SO VERY EXCITED to be getting them back!!!!! even if she's lost her tameness....i will work with her. 3.she has been just used for egg laying....no attention really....will she still be tame? 4.they have been exposed to roosters......can i hatch their eggs? (i am hopefully getting my incubator back as well). 5. will they get egg-bound with their day long trip? thanks to everyone for your help and advice!! i'm so very happy!!!