So up here in Ontario the frost warnings are fast approaching (YAY!) and this will be our first winter with our three Barred Rocks. Right now they free range in our backyard which is about 800 sq. feet. I am so worried about keeping them "cooped up" for the whole winter, which around here can be up to six months. I'm looking for as much advice as possible in how to keep my girls comfortable and not stir crazy this winter. I also want to know, can I let them out in the winter? If there's snow on the ground do they need to be kept in? Are they just going to sit in their coop willingly while it's cold out? Our coop and run is pretty small but my husband was thinking about boarding up the run so that they can at least come out in that. At this point I'm considering bringing them in the house, not very practical.