I'm just curious about the following: There seems to be a lot of people who have no electricity in their coop or readily accessible water. I wonder if anyone has tried making/expecting the chickens to travel to the owner's house for their water in the winter. Will/can chickens learn to leave their coop area and go to a heated water source close to the owner's back door? ETA I can't imagine my carrying buckets of water several times a day during cold winters to water chickens; they can walk as well as I can. I can see it during deep snow when chickens can't walk before I shoveled a path to the house for them, but every day would be out of the question for me. ETA #2 Now that I think of it, if my coop(s) were a long distance from my house, during summer and winter, the chickens' ONLY water source would be close to my house. They'd walk there for water or die of thirst.