Flock together and eat 24/7! I have 20 Buff Orpington hens and 3 roosters. Since I’ve made the coop so warm and cozy this winter, the birds are reluctant to get out and exercise. Warm and cozy? Yes! This year I actually placed heat tape (that’s normally used to protect pipes from freezing) on their roosts. Needless to say, there are 46 very warm feet that need to get moving!!!