I want to buy a heater or something for my coop but I'm going to need your guys' help. It gets extremely cold here in the winter and I really need to heat my coop. I have decided that. This will be my first winter with chickens and I just need someone with experience to tell me what is the best way to heat my coop! I have 9 silkies and 1 cochin bantam. But I'm giving 4 silkies away tomorrow so I'll only have 5 silkies and a cochin bantam. This is my coop Very simple. I added a piece of felt to the door and put slits in it to prevent at least a little wind. I need suggestions for a better door too, please. The coop box is probably somewhere along 5' x 4'. I forgot the dimensions! So, should I get a lamp? What colored bulb? Should I get a heater for my coop or is my coop too small? Fire hazards? Thanks for any info or opinions, I need it. And I did do some research but I just don't know which kind of heat source I should use... lamp, heater... do I need an electric water heater? EDITTED TO ADD: my coop isn't really insulated. There is tar paper surrounding it! I guess that kind of counts as a little insulation. I wasn't planning on keeping my chickens through the winter. My parents were going to make me give them away so I guess I didn't plan for the winter.