Hey everyone, This is my first flock. We acquired two mixed chickens (RIR & Heritage) from a farm here in town. I have a 4x4 A-frame coop minus the nesting boxes with a 4x8 run attached. I live in the mountains of Colorado and was wondering if i needed a heat lamp for the winters here. I have read a lot of the posts already and I know a lot of you guys don't like heat lamps at all. Basically my wife is worried about the chickens the kids and her have grown very fond of our two ladies and would be devestated if anything happened to them. So today she made me go and buy all the stuff needed to install a heat lamp in the coop, I did take it upon myself and do it as safely as possible electrical wise. Is there a different route I could take for example turn the electrical box into an outlet and use that power for another source of warmth (like water or something). Any ideas would help. thank you.