Ok, first post... I'm new to the backyard flock adventure and had a couple of easy questions. Or at least I hope these are going to be easy questions. Anyways, I got some pointers from a couple other local farmers on my concerns, but thought it couldn't hurt seeing what people on this site had to say. So, here are my questions; should I insulate or plastic shield my coop and fenced in run area to help against the cold or just use a mixture of cracked corn to give them a higher body temp to huddle up and keep warm that way? Second and last question, my chickens haven't started laying yet. To my knowledge they are about19 weeks roughly. What should I expect to happen over the winter? Should I expect them to lay eggs through out the winter or not so much till spring ? By the way I have a couple Sicilian Buttercups, and 4 or 5 RIR's. I hope these are clear enough questions, I could elaborate all day long, but didn't want to take up too much of y'all's time. Thanks in advance!