Now, most people would create a shelter for their hens BEFORE it snows... Not in this house! I got out this morning before the snow REALLY starting falling, and covered most of the chicken run with a tarp so that the Golden Girls would be able to spread their legs a little and not be so, uh, cooped up. Man, it must really suck to be a chicken in the winter. We also got the heat lamp installed (on a timer too! thanks goodness it was the time of year when everyone was putting up Christmas lights) so that the Girls would be nice and toasty, at least in retrospect of the coldness outside. Its all a little ghetto, but whatever. It works.
I must say, my new coveralls are F&%$ING AMAZING! I only had a tshirt, sweat pants, and hoodie on underneath while doing my chores, and when I got done, I was sweating my butt off! By far, the most practical and most used gift so far (except possibly the gift of everlasting beef). Love them!