We don’t see the chickens as much in winter. It’s just too cold and rainy (duh – Seattle!) to spend much time outside with them. But since I built the chicken food fence, there is the added benefit of watching them perch from the living room window. I curl up on the couch (under the heat pump) and watch. They preen, they nap, they squabble, they watch me as I watch them. I can track their molting, catch subtle shifts in their social hierarchy, and marvel at their amusing interactions with their world. If you have a small flock of chickens, I highly recommend a spot in your house from which you can comtemplate them.