Just the other day I mentioned in a thread we've had the worst weather winter will give us and chickens were still out side in their heavily tarped runs. I said there wouldn't be a day they'd be confined to their coops. Well, today was the day. We had over 60mph winds and it caught a couple teeny air spaces in my tarps and ripped them clean off the runs. It snowed 1.5 feet in 24 hours. The wind blew the snow into the runs and greyed huge drifts on the inside. There was no way chickens were going out so they were stuck in. I tossed in a few chopped up zucchinis and a half a head of lettuce in each coop. They seemed fine with it. Spent a lot of time scratching up the deep litter which they haven't bothered with much which is nice. Temps are dropping back down to -45 tonight and won't let up anymore this year so I'm not sure when I'll get out to go dig their runs out. I'm so tired of winter on the prairies! Three more months til we start seeing spring weather!!