Here are a few winter tips: If your hens are free-range, and HATE snow, shovel a circle of the snow around their coop so they can peck. Give them scratch! Put a heater in, but not a heated water. Instead of just warmig their water, warm THEM with the water! Add extra litter/hay Make sure if your chooks enjoy snow that it is NO deeper than their Crop. Shovel the snow on the roof of coop and Run off! You DO NOT want it to cave in on your chooks! check for eggs (large farmers) Every hour or 2, so no eggs freeze, crack and are eaten by hens and (small farmers) check at least once a day! Look for tracks near the coop: They may be a lions for all I know of the predators in your area!