well it finially happened, I went out this morning to let the chickens out and the water was frozen. Its still a little below 40 degrees and its 9am. My red heat lamp broke, Im going to have to get one real soon. The chickens seem to be ok after the cold night but Don was shivering a little when he was out. Its my first winter with my chickens, Im nervous but everything Ive read says they will be ok. edited What works best, I read about so many different things, red heat lamps, what about the ceramic heatlamps? Reptile heaters, dont know much about them. What works good for you.