Well, its that time again and we will soon be getting our babies ready for a rough New England winter. I am curious just how most New England Chicken owners prepare their coops and chickens for the long winter. Since they will have limited ranging and choice of food what is the best way to keep them well and adequately nourished. Diet is not my only concern, readying the coop and run are also worrying me. We are constructing a new coop and will have 2 coops and 2 runs for them to alternate in. I've got the lamps from the brooder and bought heater bases for the water font. Also, will the chickens be safe out in the snow in the run? Or do most just lock them down for the winter in the coop? Am I missing anything?