When you have extreme cold weather (let's say 15 degrees or much much colder) & your chickens won't leave their coop, do you worry about providing treats to prevent boredom? As many others, we had a bad winter snap (wind chills taking it down to -20) & our girls (four hens approx 7 mos old) won't leave their coop (from what we can see - we work full-time, so obviously don't watch them all hours of the day). Their food/water/grit/treats are underneath the raised coop (heated dog dish with water so it is thawed) - coop is big enough for roosting/nesting only (their run is the area underneath the coop & extends beyond the coop). They were unhappy when the weather was 20-30 degrees, but they did go down in the run to eat & drink. With our recent cold snap, they stopped going down & basically stay roosting together to keep warm. *Note* Coop is unheated, well-vented, & mostly draft-free (although not 100%) - we did drape an old, unused down comforter over a few drafty areas to provide some wind protection/insulation without completely shutting those areas from air movement. This morning I caved & put a "soup" mixture of warm water/feed in their coop b/c I know they need food & water to keep their bodies fueled - they went crazy & began chowing down! I've read many people provide treats (hanging cabbage, suet, etc) to keep boredom down, but we don't have room & don't want food in their coop. Should I bother with boredom busters in these terrible cold snaps (which hopefully won't be often)? Or should I just occasionally provide food/water in the coop when weather is so bad they won't leave the coop & only provide treats in the run that they can get to when the weather warms up? We're in Wyoming & have typical Rocky Mtn winter weather - snow, cold temps, but the sun is usually out which helps provide radiant heat. Also, anyone notice a decrease in food consumption in cold weather? Our feeder sits on the ground & when the weather dropped to 20-30 degrees, their food consumption dropped. Thought it might have to do with the food sitting on the cold ground. Luckily they continue eating scratch grains & treats we brought them.