Hi from Northern Minnesota. With temps around -35 degrees it has been an interesting winter for this first time chicken keeper. My wife and I moved up here about five months ago to twenty acres of country. With her having a food blog(lots if chances to use eggs) and there being an old coop attached to the barn it seemed logical to say yes when offered six chickens from a co-worker. We have two RR, three Buff Orps and an Ester Egger. We were told that only one was laying and wouldn't be till spring for eggs with stress of move. They came from a two foot square coop to our fifty foot square coop. Within two weeks we were getting 5-6 eggs a day. They have heated water and a sand floor that gets cleaned daily. Lady we got chickens from says we are spoiling them and that's why we get so many eggs. Love in, love out right? This spring I plan on adding another RR, two Easter Eggers, three Silver Laced Wyandottes and three Australorps. Should provide a nice feather color range. Also, adding two runs so they can alter every couple days to give the grass a chance to recover. With the ground and air wild life here should be an interesting task of making a safe place for the ladies to strech their legs.