The hens still are not laying eggs. But we opted against putting a light in the hen house. If you want them to lay through the winter, apparently they need a solid 12 hours of light. Since we barely eat eggs anymore, we are just letting them go au natural.
After 2 weeks solid of hiding out in their hen house (too cold and too much snow), they have begun to brave the outside world and forage around in patches of exposed earth.Always sticking together. Thankfully a large blanket of snow separates my deck and the coop.
This is Miriam after she was chased onto the fence by Brim. The little trouble maker. I have never seen her fly so high!
I am having trouble keeping their water unfrozen. Miriam is looking a little skinny. But I specifically got cold weather birds so they could handle the cold.