I live in Mass., so the nights get pretty cold. I built a section in my large insulated coop for my chicks arriving in May. I thought if I added 1 or 2 heat lamps that they would be O.K. Monitoring the temp obviously. The woman at the feed store told me that they absolutely have to be in the house. I was wondering if anybody had any brooder solutions for keeping them out of the house. ( away from my wife!). i do have 6 hens in there also.