Holy winds! Listened to the winds roar through all night and this morning. We are under a winter storm watch but I am hoping it comes to nothing. We really need this snow to go and things to dry out. I am itching to muck out the runs. They are in a half frozen, half thawed muddy state so the cheeps are getting mud on their eggs. I also dont like them running around in it for very long. Guess I am too much of a clean freak when it comes to my chickens. I like to keep everything cleaned up and dry so they stay healthy. Sorry for the loss of your hens. My hen trouble died just after christmas. I think she got a bone stuck in her crop. I give my cheeps the carcasses of whatever meat we have. First time that ever happened. I will still give them carcassas. They love them and its good for them. If they were in the wild they would eat them anyways. County---very nice pics of your big guys. Love the coloring. Your efforts at breeding certainly show. Rancher---let me finish this project then i will consider joining your granny square group.