It is now February, -10 Celcius on PEI, Canada. So far, so good. By the end of April, there should be no more snow. This is where my chickens live during the winter. During the daylight hours they stay under the coop in the pen which is enclosed with almost clear tarp to keep out the snow. It is an 8 ft x 4 ft area, and there are currently 5 hens and 1 rooster there. During the day, they stay below their coop where their feed and water is, unless they need to lay an egg -- then they go up. This pic shows the ramp that leads up to the coop. This is the only rooster that is with my hens right now. I'll call him Lucky, I guess. I will be breeding my Silver-pencilled Plymouth Rocks in the spring. I have two more roosters in another outside pen. If you like I will show you those birds in a separate thread. There is a heated pet bowl for water below the coop. I fill it with fresh water daily from the house. It just takes a gallon jug, so this is no big hardship to carry outside each morning. My outside water source is turned off during the winter. So far, this hasn't been a bad winter an PEI. Not much snow this year, anyway, compared to last!