So yesterday morning I let the ladies and their two beaus out of the coop to get some fresh air and take a dust bath. We are covered with a couple feet of snow - so free ranging isn't exactly the correct term to use - but they were free to wander where they wanted to. Yesterday was the last day before we get the arctic blast that moved thru the midwest..... I get home from work... everyone is in the coop or so it looks, so I count beaks. ???? One buff orp and one black aust are MIA! Nooooooo! It was supposed to go to -10 last night and these girls are outside!!!!! Grab the flashlight and out I go searching. In vain.... no girls anywhere to be seen. The roos got duely scolded when I shut everyone in for the evening.... First break of day this morning I go over to the henhouse.... there they are waiting to get back inside - Henny Penny and Blondie..... Whatcha got for a snack? We're kinda hungry... It got to -6 last night. Where the girls stayed I have not a clue. Checked them over and no frostbite or distress of any kind..... WOW. These two breeds put the H in hardy!