I'm adding the finishing touches to my coop and run before my brooder babies will (FINALLY ) be going outside. I want to add some "playground" type roosts for the teenagers in the run. I know the silkies probably won't use them, but I'm hoping the Cochins will! Anyway, what is a good height and width to make these? I have gobs of natural branches in all diameters I can use, would those be ok? If not, I have tons of scrap wood to use as well. Also, I need to make a ramp to thier coop since I have set it up higher than the ramp it came with is made for. What is a good width and type of material to use? I have a fairly long 2x6, but was wondering if a 1x6 (if they even make them) would be better? Just worried that the 2x6 might be too heavy and would squash one if it were to fall! Ooooo, and I just had a thought here too.....will the silkies be inclined (no pun intended) to actually go up the ramp into the coop? It sits about a foot and a half off the ground. I can always make a space for them under it.... Lastly, and I know this is probably a shot in the dark, but I am a tad worried about the cold. The coop is very enclosed and will be very well insulated and protected from the wind/rain, but I want to do something else for the lowest nightly temps. It isn't really feasible to run electricity to it, even an extention cord. (Biggest issue is hubby.....he refuses to let me due to fire hazard.) Do they make any kind of large heating pad that is non-electric and can be reused? Prolly not, but I figured I'd ask! Thanks!