Well...I was holding out for laying hens, but now I'm thinking of getting chicks from my feedstore. Probably 1-2wks old or less. Using the knowledge of BYCers, I have readied a shed the former owners of my house used to use for poultry (chickens & turkeys). It looks to be a nice coop if I do say so myself But there is no electric in it. They did leave a fan but it must have been hooked to an extension cord that ran to the house (outlet on the back porch or in the garage). Temps here are still cool - anywhere from 40-60 during the days, 40s at night. From what I've read (the first 5 pages!) on this forum there's mixed thoughts on whether that is too cold for chicks to live in the coop w/o a heatlamp. Would they be comfy & warm enough with extra shavings? Towels on the floor under the shavings? I could run an extension cord to the coop from the garage or porch until it warms up but would prefer not to as I'm away at work 8-5 4 days a week and would worry about a lamp left on while I'm gone. Any ideas for non-electric warming?