I actually just got done reading that article. I don't have heat in the coop is the problem. I do have electricity in the garage though. So I think we will probably end up in there relatively quickly with the heat lamp.
I am beginning to think I should wait a little while to get chicks. I'm in the process of planning a new bigger coop and my hope was to integrate all the chickens of various ages into that new coop and run all at once. But I don't think that's going to really work out very well. I think it will be better to get that coop done before I think about getting any Little ones. Then I can set up a smaller pan inside of that run and slowly integrate them that way, when the weather is warmer.
That is probably a good idea. Might as well give everyone the best start that you can!
I used the Mama heating pad with my second set of chicks, and they LOVED it, running in and out all day.
You ought to use it in your garage: very easy to make. (you want the heating pad that does not have 'auto shut off', Sunbeam is the brand)
Edited by lynnehd - 2/12/16 at 9:51pm