Santa came in October...my HD and I brought home some hay and straw bales today for our 2 girls. They have a whole section of a barn that we used for our horse, so they have a high ceiling and a large space, not at all a coop. So to keep them warm and give them some extra alternatives for snuggling together we got the hay and straw. I was sure they would be fearful of these objects in their house so we introduced each bale one at a time and we made a pile leading up to their roost. I feed them some pumpkin seeds while sitting on the bales and boy did they prove me wrong. I walked out of their area to help my DH and when I went back in to check on them they were talking, talking and talking to the bales and walking on them flying up on them, and acting like Santa had come early just for them.They were so antimated and excited!I've never had chickens before and we've only had these girls 4-5 months, but I've learned just how much I missed by not having them sooner. They are so very funny.