This is my first winter with chickens so forgive me some of my ignorance and maybe simple questions. I live in Alaska, where I'm at it gets down to -40 for many consecutive days. We have had several cold spells so far (-10 to -20), it's -15 now. I have a brooder lamp hung high in the coop for warmth, I know it's not warming the coop but it gives warmth under the lamp. I have concerns about fire and if it is really giving enough heat if needed. Egg production defiantly slows when it is below zero. I have been looking at a hanging infrared heater. My questions are: Is a infrared heated safer than other heat sources? What is the fire risk? Any other ideas that I may not have thought of?