The clucks couldn't be happier. All natural impediments to wandering far and wide have disappeared -- snow, ice, and mud. It's free range time!
About a week and a half ago I began the delightful job of carting out winter shavings and straw from the coop. Because I tried the deep litter method (modified) over the cold months, there is one heck of a lot to clean out. So I started with the easiest -- the porch.
And this is only half of it. She's outdoing herself this year.