Right before we left for our Christmas holiday, Kansas Dad built a winter home for the chickens. He thought it would be easier to care for them in the cold if he didn't have to keep moving their chicken tractor around, and this gave him more flexibility in creating some warm space for them. Luckily, they are a very cold hardy breed, so they've been doing very well in the cold.
Here's a picture of the little doorway between their inside quarters and their outdoor run.
Here's a picture of one of the three nesting boxes. All you have to do is lift the board above them to reach in and grab the eggs.
They've been laying like crazy. We get between eight and ten eggs a day from the ten hens. One of these days I'm going to remember to ask Kansas Dad to take the camera out so we can get a picture of some eggs in the nesting box.
Feel free to pass on any egg-heavy recipes you have!