We've had snow on the ground for the last week or so here in the East Tennessee hills and I've found one good aspect to it. It allows me to see if any predators are eying my flocks. They are all locked up at night but I am sure that food is scarce which would certainly make predators be out on the prowl. So far all I've seen is a dog passing through and checking out our garbage cans. No racoons, fox, or bobcats all of which have been spotted in our yard in years past.