We are currently experiencing a blizzard with at least 7" of wet snow on ground and wind speed pushing 30 mph. Temperature is right at freezing so when snow strikes the chicken's feathers it promptly melts. The high humidity and intense snow is rapidly wetting the feathers of exposed birds. Many of the birds are getting wet enough so they are losing insulation as typically provided by feathers covering the body. This coupled with wind chill is a real stressor. Birds that can are seeking out protection from wind but it is snow they need to avoid. Even wild birds and feral pigeons are having a tough go because already diminished forage (combined effects of drought last summer and later winter time most forage already gleened over) is now covered by snow. My birds are and wild birds are moving to areas blown free of snow by wind to look for food so I am putting out bird seed and intact corn in those locations so they can at least get enough energy into their systems. Some of the wild birds will not survive through tomorrow morning. Lower temperatures would be easier for birds to survive.