Finally it's time to get all the covers off our chicken coops. We use an old blanket and cover our summer coops for the winter. It works great. Our chickens were fine, even in snowy weather. Well the chicks under 5 weeks stayed in the house, of course, and we have to admit - those free range pullets and big roosters, which insisted on roosting in rows right next to our front porch windows, really gave us a lot of trouble. When it reached as low as 14(F), we insisted that they stay in the old motorcycle room . Fortunately it's not difficult to catch them after they fall asleep - you can easily get 2 or 3 in your arms at one time. Well, it sure was a great outdoor activity on a cold, windy winter night...you bet.