It is so snowy here and I think we didn't anticipate well enough in building our coop. We have 4 girls in a small henhouse and they don't want to come out, though one sgands in the dokrway like she would if she saw bare ground. i have been putting a bit of dirt I can scrape up , in their treats, but should I add grit to their food? And do they "need" dustbaths or just miss them? We should have covered their yard with something more solid than wire...I go out and give them lettuce and shelled sunflower seeds during the day (and warm water) but I am afraid they are bored to death. Their combs look ok but one has some white and they all have TINY black specks on their combs....(just one or two and they aren't bugs) but I read in another BYC post that this may be from pecking. They seem to get along well but we have a long winter yet to come and even shoveling their yard doesn't clear the ground to dirt. There is some clear ground under their henhouse... I feel like I am anthropomorphizing but I also feel sort of sick that they don't have a good place outside. (I like the hanging cabbage head idea but it would take up a chunk of interior real estate). thoughts? thanks.