I have read and re-read the discussions on heating the coop. I live in Northern KY and right now it is almost 50 outside. But, last week it was down in the single digits at night. SOO COLD! The night it was only 7 degrees I put a lamp in the coop. Then I came inside and read the boards. It was about 11 o'clock at night when I finished reading and decided that if they don't use heat in ALASKA - then I certainly don't need to in KY and I went out and unplugged the lamp. Good thing too since they were all still awake and seemed confused! Poor girls - at least I only did it for a few hours. So, anyway, the coop is small and I have two bantams and two standards. The bantys have been getting cozy in the nest box at night even though they used to sleep on the roost. I guess it's a little warmer in there. But the standards (one is Easter Egger with small comb and one is Barred Rock with a big floppy comb) still roost. I have tried to make it as draft free as possible. I have a hutch type coop and I covered the outside with heavy gauge plastic - but left enough ventilation so it doesn't get moist in there. This morning I went out and the barred rock has black spots on the tip of her comb. And it looks like the Easter Egger has a few too. What can I do now? Will the comb fall off? Poor things!! I feel so bad for them. It did get really really bitterly cold last week and we are about to have a huge snow storm tomorrow night. Of course it is almost 50 right now - so it might be a rain storm. What should I do?