Greetings All! Here freezing cold weather doesn't really hit before January, but we might get occasional times below freezing in December. Then again, we might not get freezing temps until February. (Arkansas can have DAYS in the low 30'sor even into the 20's, and get an overnight "Low" in the mid 40's.... go figure) What is the ideal age for younglings to do well in the coming Winter?? 8 weeks? 12 weeks? 16 weeks? Our coop is not electric capable, so there will be no lights, no heaters, etc. I'm not worried about whether or not we have eggs, but making sure they all survive the winter cold. I'm trying to work backwards on the calendar from 21 December to determine if I still have time to incubate a set of eggs and have them "old enough" to not have difficulties once cold weather hits. Kathy Murphy's Law of Winter - the more you plan for a gentle winter, the sooner the ice/snow flies. Murphy's Law of No Winter - the harder you prepare for being the coldest winter on record, the milder the temperatures you actually get.