The weather has been testing us with nearly Spring temps, but then plunging back into Winter. Chicken keeping is so enjoyable when the weather is great, but much less so when it is cold with biting winds!
My younger daughter still helps out, collecting eggs in her basket. She has a matching pair of purple coveralls that keep her warm (and protect her in case a rooster gets naughty).
We believe that our kids benefit from working alongside us on the farm. The chickens love it, too since they tend to get more treats when the girls feed them!