I live in Mt. Airy, Maryland. This is the first winter I have had chickens and chicks. I was wondering how many don't use any heat in the coop. I have insulated my coop with reflextix foil/bubble insulation and it seems to stay pretty comfortable so far but it's only October. How do I acclimate my chicks to the winter temps in the coop once they feather out. I have 4, eight week olds, and one 7 wk old in there now and she is doing fine but she was introduced to her new home in September when it was still warm. I still worry about her. I have two, 2 week olds and more hatching between next week through the middle of November. I keep them in my livingroom with a heat lamp I have started to turn off now during the day since the heat is on in the house. I turn it on for a little while in the evening. I am worried about how they will do in the coop. The coop is a pretty good walk from my house so I did not want to put a heat light out there unless necessary due fire hazards.