Our coop is for roosting/nesting only - food & water are kept underneath the raised coop in the run. All was well with this set-up until our recent cold cold cold winter snap hit (we're in Wyoming) & the chickens did NOT go outside. For the most part, I don't blame them, but it seems like our chickens are the only ones that won't go outside! For about 4 days, temps ranged from -15 to 5, winds blew & the ladies wouldn't budge from the roost - I caved & put a "soup" of warm water & feed inside the coop so the ladies would finally eat/drink. Except now I think they're picking up a bad habit & won't leave b/c they think they'll be fed inside the coop! How many of you, especially those in the super cold states, keep food/water in the coop? I'm looking into redesigning our coop next summer. Current coop is ok, but it was put together in a hurry & there is a lot I'd like to change about it; also, DH doesn't know it now, but I'd like to add 2-4 hens to our current flock of four hens so we'll need more room.