- Apr 9, 2009
I need your help. Long story short, I have 6 chicks in a brooder in my den. 2 silkies, 2 orpingtons and 2 buff cochins. They are 4 weeks old. We are about to close in the coop and my husband thinks I'm insane wanting to insulate it. What should I do, insulate or just go with a heat lamp in the winter if needed? This is obviously my first time with chickens and I want to build it once and do it right so they are safe and not going to freeze to death in the winter. I am fencing in the run so the critters don't get them, the last thing I want to worry about is if the girls are cold....I live in MA and the winters can be nasty...