I'm about to get some single comb brown leghorn chicks from the feed store on Friday. I know this won't be an issues until next winter, but I'm wondering if I will need a heat lamp in the coop? I'd rather not, due to fire hazard, but I don't want any frostbite either. I live on Camano Island, WA. Our average low in January is 34, but it can get down to around 20 occasionally.
I thought I was going to have to wait another year or two to have chickens again, but then this free coop came into our lives (see link below). Obviously it needs a door and a new roof, perches, nesting boxes, etc., all of which it will have very soon. It is insulated. It's about 4'X4'X4.5', so I'm thinking big enough for about eight Leghorn and EE hens, right? Where should I put the ventilation?
Edited by UrbanEnthusiast - 3/9/16 at 3:05am