I think this is the right forum for this. I am having trouble keeping my hens laying for several reasons but I think one is not enough light and heat. My coop is a converted shed 6x6 with a barn roof it connects to an enclosed 12x12 run that has a tin roof and wire sides. I am running a 12ga extension cord from the house out to the coop and planning on adding a heat lamp connected to a thermostat recepticle (on at 35 off at 45) and then setting a timer on a white light (100watt = CFL). My question is: Am I doing this correct? Should the white light be in the run or the coop or both? Will a 250watt red heat lamp be enough to warm them this winter? I live in S NJ where we get pretty cold and damp winters, nothing compared to the northern states but still expect many days that are at or below single digits. Is a CFL bulb proper light to fool the chickens into laying?