Didnt burn them off, didn't burn the skin, just made them very short- she is the tallest chicken, and apparently my heat light is a little too low (well, not now, because her feathers are short...). They are extremely spoiled chickens- and yes, I have a heat lamp in the coop, and one out on their "porch", so they can be outside and still have a spot to warm up, if need be. Apparently, that is the one that was too low. She is also my goofiest girl- I betcha she stood there thinking..."Hmmm, smells like someone is cooking chicken......" Significant snow yesterday- my girls looked miserable out there, all huddled up along the house where the snow was minimal. I made them a warm mash/ oatmeal concoction, and the girls all scratched in it, and managed to get it all over their feet- which of course could not have felt good after it cooled off...clumpy feet. That got me thinking about how awful it must be to be 'barefoot' in the snow. So... I dug around in the garage and found a bunch of old, very thick, window drapes with insulated(waterproof) backing...and laid them down in various places in their 'yard'. It sure didnt take them long to walk on, stand on those. Much better than the cold snow. Then I gave them some new alfalfa hay to pick around in, and generally make a big mess out there. I spoil them but I am getting nine eggs a day from eleven chickens, so they deserve it. (except my Silkie, who insists on laying her egg behind a piece of plywood, OUTSIDE the coop, where it freezes, if I am not quick enough). My husband laughs at me, and loves to tell me, "I have no idea how my Grannys' chickens ever survived...."