We keep two flocks of chickens. One, our oldest flock, free ranges wherever they like.
The other flock is a group of Dominickers (Dominiques) that we started last year. They roam within an area defined by poultry net fencing, which we move around to give the chickens access to gardens between crops. The chickens (in theory at least) fertilize the area, till the soil a bit, and eat the larvae of any pests lying in wait under the soil. I’m interested to see how the gardens respond post-chicken.
But none of that good stuff was happening yesterday. While we were being pelted with snow and sleet, the Dominickers wisely stayed in their coop.