From our friends at Chicken Run Rescue, and re-printed with their permission.
Strong winds, sub-zero temperatures and dangerous wind chills are predicted for the next week in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Area. These conditions are extremely dangerous to chickens and other domestic fowl. Domestic chickens are all descended from wild jungle fowl native to a habitat that is spacious, richly vegetated, diverse and warm. Winter in Minnesota is as far from a tropical jungle as you can get.