We have been brooding our chicks in our rather tiny only bathroom forever it seems! DH built a nice cage in the shed and I moved them out there yesterday! The temps are down in the teens and single digits at night so I was rather nervous... but they seem to have survived the night unscathed. I have a big heat lamp hanging directly over the end that has three solid sides. I have it about as low as it can go - almost touching the hardware cloth. Really hope it will be enough tonight when the temp gets down to about 4F or less! One of the chicks has still got very few feathers and I hope it is OK. I do have our other two hens in the shed too - also with a heat lamp and their water is only freezing on one side. The hens are not really using the heat lamp, but I have it going nonetheless as it keeps the water in their cage from freezing and increases the ambient temp in the shed too. So, here's hoping all will be well with the little fuzz butts ... and I am loving having our bathroom back! Now I can clean it and it will stay relatively clean Just hope the folk who are buying our extra roos will be able to make it through the snow etc. They have a long drive from Wyoming in not very nice conditions!