Last year was my very first time having chickens during the winter. I only had two girls, but made things work the best I could for their comfort and my convenience. Cleaning the coop and run was not much trouble with only 2 chickens. This year I have five girls. There is a lot more cleaning and feeding and watering involved. I do not relish the thought of the cleaning part this winter. I know that I will not have the hose available for spraying down the ramp and the deck to the coop. Everything will have to be done the hard way and I can see many days ahead where I will not want to be out in the freezing weather cleaning by hand with a bucket and a rag since the hose is not available. Fortunately, the poops freeze quickly in the winter, making clean up a little easier. I have been working on changing things in my coop and run to make life easier this winter. Is there anything anyone else does to make the winter chores easier? All suggestions and ideas are much appreciated. I would like all the ideas I can get to make this winter a more enjoyable time with my girls.