Here is my coop in happier times. By that I mean warm times. It is getting cold here and the hint of minus 30 degrees is tapping me on my cheek. Let me describe our setup. Our coop has three pens inside. Each has a pop door that opens onto the south side. You are looking at the East side, which is where we enter the coop. The north side is nice and protected as is the west side. The south side. We have part of a clear plexiglass roof over the runs for about 5 feet over the pop doors to keep out the elements and afford the birds a bit of cover in rain and snow. We have almost finished insulating the coop and will put straw bales on the north side for extra insulationa and windbreak. The food and waterers are on the south side, right in line with the draft of the pop doors. How is this going to work in the winter? Should I move the heated waterer and food to the north side away from the pop doors? We are about to run electricity into our coop (dh begrudgingly agreed to do this) so I need to know where to put the outlets. Is there anyway to cut down on the draft? Like put haybales just inside the doors that the chicks can jump over to get out? I have considered hanging some type of fabric over the doors starting soon (beginning with a strip or two) to help stop the draft. Any experience from folks? We will have close to 50 birds in our 12 x 18 coop. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. We have subzero weather for months. ANd I HATE going out in the dark at 5:30 am before work. But I digress. Your thoughts? thanks.