There is a foot gap from the corrugated plastic sheets that I slide along the run for the winter to the top of the run, the run also has a metal roof. But I also have 1/4" hardware cloth surrounding everything so a lot of snow can't get in unless we have the snow coming in sideways. When I shovel the snow in, they are soooooo happy! When we get fresh fluffy snow, Clarabelle will watch for me to come out of the house and then start squawking, if I don't bring the shovel with, she squawks very loudlyHmmmm... I thought I would want to keep as much snow out as possible...?
Snow for chickens to eat...? Snow cones!
It always makes me think of "Little House in the Big Woods" and how they made maple syrup and put it on the snow to eat.