Dumb newbie question. Today was the first day with snow. We got about 2 inches so far last night, with predicted 2-5 inches total. Its the nice slow falling kind of snow like the way you probably imagine winter to be if you've had no experience with it. Virtually no wind and warm so the snow is wet and packy. But I digress. So, the chickens were ~totally~ wigged out by all this white stuff. I actually took them out of the coop, 1-by-1 and placed them on a hay bale that I have in their run for a wind block. (Silly me put the chicken door facing north). I have 13 chickens, so after the hay bale was filled up with chickens, probably about 8, I put the remaining chickens on the ground in front of the hay bale. They all pretty much stood there for a long while looking around and doing nothing. Then 4 of the smart adventurous ones took off walking across the snow towards my horse barn, which they have access to. It was funny to watch because the chickens were lifting their feet high in the air, similar to the first time you put leg wraps or shipping boots on a horse. But now the remaining chickens just stood there, in the snow by this time, not moving. Just standing there looking around. So, I went back to those chickens and picked them all up 2-by-2 and carried them to about 20 feet away to my second barn, which they also have access to. I put them down on the floor which is concrete, then I went and got some of their food and threw some of that down to try and get them to be not so wigged out. So, my question is: They're not going to stand out in the snow til their legs get too cold and freeze off, are they? Do I need to take precautions of some sort? I mean, its going to be a looooong winter if they have to stay in the coop the whole time. Sorry to ramble on, thanks for any advice.