I have not seen my hens in at least a week. I reach in their house every few days and feel around until I find a bunch of feathers just to make sure they haven't frozen to death, but other than that, I don't bother them, and they stay inside where it is as warm as it can get in a Rubbermaid storage box.
I was amazed to see them out in the sunshine this morning. It is still only 10 degrees F today but evidently they feel better times are coming, as they were out scratching around and enjoying the sunshine. They are nice and plump with thick fluffy feathers and they are looking very healthy, which is pretty amazing.
Anyway, if we can trust the chickens, better days are ahead.