Fyi, this is my FIRST winter with chickens. Backstory (in case some of you don't remember me!) I posted a LONG time ago about my chickens when they were chicks and raising them. I had 13, and two geese. A few months after my chicks started to look like chickens, I got a couple of roos from my neighbor for free. It was lovely! All of my birds were free range, and put into a coop to roost in the evening. Not a problem (did loose one goose to an owl) And in comes old man winter. I moved them all into an old, cleaned out, insulated shack. Plenty of bedding, food and water. No lights, and they all seemed to be doing well. After the first month I found my favorite rather large jersey hen frozen upside down to the coop floor, next to the heated water pail. Month two, and the hens appear to be moving slower and looking rather "attacked" on the back. I removed the roos and put them into the summer coop that I had moved into a fabric shed. Felt that they were probably being a little too rough on my hens. Everything seemed to be going OK (have an ongoing battle trying to keep their water from freezing) Until This morning. I walked into the coop to find two hens (a leghorn and a Rhodie) dead, appeared to have died in their sleep. It broke my heart. I am still very upset about the loss of the two. I went to town and bought two 100 gallon poly water tanks, and a couple heated dog dishes. I got home, put the two tanks inside the big garage, put some pine shavings in the bottom, and a dog dish in each tank. I took the goose and put him out in the summer coop with the two roos (we will see how long it lasts, that goose seems to hate chickens) and then put 5 hens in each tank, and set a sheet of plywood over the tops of the tanks to keep them in. I really don't know what I am doing right now. I need some help keeping whats left of my flock alive. This winter is taking it's toll on me and I am almost tempted to just let the hens live in my house with me. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? I'll take any tips or advice. Please.