My concern is this: I'm leaving the country and heading to Europe for Christmas/new year this year. He doesn't have a real chicken coop because I have this big clear see through box in my garage that I take care of and put his food/water in and I lay newspaper down on it. He loves it and yes there are holes for ventilation! I have tried to put dirt/hay/grass/other things in there for him and he hates it all- I found him standing on his food bowl one time because he didn't want to step on the "new stuff on the ground" LOL. Anyways, in the warmer months when I'm not home he just hangs out in my garage out of the box. He has a specific place he likes to sleep and has plenty of food and water and places to sit throughout the day so I know he is okay. I don't usually worry about the cold in the winter because he's usually in his room with me and at night he sleep in his box in the garage which I protect with old blankets just so it doesn't get too cold at night and I keep it close to the door leading into my house so it's not like he's out in the cold!
However, now that I'm not going to be here for almost 2 weeks I'm worried that he's going to get too cold and I'm not sure how or where to buy a heat lamp or if I should even buy one? I will not keep him in his box for that long so I would want him to have the entire garage but I'm just worried it's going to get too cold for him.
Any advice or suggestions would be much appreciated!!