Our poultry are far more cold-hardy than many beginning flocksters imagine. This sort of mobile shelter is great for pasturing the flock—and can continue sheltering the flock in winter as well, so long is it keeps the birds dry and out of the direct blast of the wind. Challenging the flock with extreme conditions can actually be good strategy if we are breeding our own stock—who better to serve as our breeders than individuals who have proven especially hardy! (Photo courtesy of Naomi Wilson)