It's sunny today, but cold. This is a screenshot of the weather at around noon:
They have heat lamps in the hen house to keep them from freezing. And to keep their water and eggs from freezing. Also, we've found that when it's cold enough to keep the heat lamps coming on at night, we get more eggs. Hens lay according to how much light they're getting, so more light equals more eggs.
The hen house, which is raised off the ground above a part of the chicken run that they get to via a hole in the floor with a ramp to the ground, is just a big (4'x4'x4') wooden box with a door.
It's just big enough for our three hens and holds their water, food, a nest for laying eggs (the black plastic crate), and a perch for them to roost on at night.
There's an egg in the nest!
We've been putting out seed for the wild birds too.
I'm amazed that these crocus survived this latest storm with the wind blowing the icy stinging snow around last night:
I'm soooooo looking forward to Spring!