We just received our 3 RIR's on Friday, they are less than a year old but adults. The weather has been cold (down to 5 degrees one night) but we have plenty of straw in their coop with a 75 infrared heat lamp that we turn on at night. They are use to being in an un-heated coop and they are looking really happy until this snow storm blew in today. My major problem is the wind is blowing the snow into the run and since we actually built this coop in less than one week my hubby hasn't had time to build the "carport" part for the food and water. I have tried to make a wind break with pallets leaning up against the run fenced area. I had to place the feeder into the coop because the snow was getting into it, it seems too big to be in there but it fit. I am checking their water every few hours to make sure it doesn't freeze over. Is it okay to leave their door open into the run even though it is snowing? I don't like the idea of keeping them cooped up all day but will close it if necessary. One of the hens was out in the run with snow on her last time I went out and the other 2 were in the coop. Just wasn't sure when was the appropriate time to lock them down. We aren't expecting much in accumulation, just enough to make everything miserable, lol!