I just finished building my coop and have now been the proud pappa of chickens for three days.
We have three. An Americauna and a Rhode island red/Brahma cross who should start laying any day now and a Aurcana who just started laying. They are all sweethearts that LOVE people. They are free range at day.
We are in the mountains of Utah and right now the nights are typically in the mid 20s.
My main concern is that they don't sleep at night. Night one I had a white 100 watt bulb on for their warmth and they didn't sleep a wink. Night two they had no light and slept great.. This is night three, i put a red 250 watt bulb in for warmth...and now it's midnight and they are wide awake!
Are chickens happier warm and bright or cold and dark?[IMG][IMG]