I have a few questions. Which may be silly questions. But, I do worry about my little girls.. so here goes. I hope I'm asking this in the right section. I have 10 of the red sex link chickens. I guess they are about 6 months old. I live in TN and with this storm, it has brought around our first dusting of snow. When I go into the coop I think brrr how cold.. but I do know that I am not a chicken. My chickens are cold to the touch and they were all huddled up on their roost together. The coop they are in is an older one, I know there are some cracks in the wooden planks where the boards have seperated. And I also have a hole chewed in the door from a squirrel that decided to make its own way into the coop this summer to eat the chicken food. Question is - How much sealing up of holes and cracks should I do? And how should I go about doing it? I've read about the drafts & then read about them needing some ventilation. But, I'm just sort of confused on how much is too much I guess. Should I add some straw or wood chips to the coop floor, just for some more warmth options? Also, I have no way to keep their water heated, so what is the best way to go about keeping them with water? I have one of those plastic water holders. Nothing fancy. My thought was to buy another of the waterers and just keep switching them out everyday, or whenever it freezes. That way instead of trying to thaw one out, I could just rotate, let the other thaw in the basement in a bucket or something & then swap out again. Should I be letting them out everyday, once it gets cold & stays cold? And also, should I change feed or anything like that for the winter months? Or I guess, should I be adding anything during the colder months, I guess thats a better question. I'm hoping to make them up some oatmeal to test that out. Does anyone else have any other cold winter special treats to suggest? Sorry this post is so long & sorry if I'm too paranoid.