Come on out, chickies! I spread a bale of straw over the snow so you will keep your princess feet warm!
They only had a small area covered in straw, but for a while around ten of the birds came outside for fresh air. It was important to me that they had the opportunity today, because the forecast is for a foot of snow over the weekend, and more coming in the first week of 2010. And with temperatures dropping and winds picking up, they may not get out again for a while. I didn't tell them that.
I didn't want to break their princess hearts.