Well, we had our first three to four inches or so today and the chooks weren't very impressed. First they all started to pile out into the run but were stopped dead in their tracks - what the *** is that??!? It was very funny. They came out a bit throughout the day but for the most part ran back inside disappointed because that white stuff was still there! I finally opened the big door and let them out. They ran up along any shoveled path, a few got brave and ventured out into the unbroken snow, but basically they followed me around waiting for me to shovel a spot for them to scratch around. Then they ventured up to the bird feeder, but of course the ground was covered - so they found the garden beds. At least they could roost on the edges and the evil white stuff wouldn't get them! Four of them are just to the right beneath a table - bare ground!