Winter is coming! And for those of us further north, there are things to consider : Light or no light, insulate or not, defrosting water, battening down runs, extra bedding etc.... As for me, I live in Boise, ID where even winter temps are fairly mild. Usually doesn't get below 15-20F at night so I am opting not to light or insulate. I want my girls to take their natural time off of laying in the winter and relax. I am planning to tarp my entire 10X20 foot dog run against the chickens bain....DRAFTS but I want my girls to build up a natural coat of feathers and fat against the cold. I have 5 hens and 2 Indian Runner ducks. Some of the hens have larger wattles and a friend of mine recommended vaseline. I plan on keeping the coop ventilated and moisture free so hoping that won't be an issue. I want to hear your thoughts and ideas!!!