Hi Everyone, My cute little chickies are 3 months old this week and doing great. We put them out in the coop when they were 6 weeks old and they have been happy and growing well. Since it is now regularly getting down below freezing every night here in Flagstaff, I put a heat lamp (actually just a 100-watt bulb with a reflector dish thing) out there and I leave it on all day and all night. The hen house is insulated, but there are only 2 chickies so I'm not sure if turning the light off at night is a good idea. I have peeked in on them in the evenings before and they are always right under the light. Is having the light on all the time bad for them? Will it effect their egg laying when they get old enough? It'll be the dead of winter when they reach laying age, and I want to do everything I can to make sure they are happy and comfortable laying eggs in the sub-zero weather. I feed them and water them inside the hen-house, and the water has not frozen, so I assume it'll be okay to keep doing it that way. Should I get a heat bulb that doesn't give off light? I'm going to the feed store this afternoon to pick up some extra hay for floor bedding, so I can pick up some other stuff while I'm there if you think it's necessary.