Hoping for some thoughts from the cold weather meat folks I'd like to raise more meaties this year - I did the two batches last year, one of 12, one of 40, and I enjoyed raising them (Cornish X). Silly me sold almost all of the 40 batch because I didn't say no, and I have a list of folks who want more when I raise more. I'm hoping to do rotating batches of 25 to 50 until fall. I'd like to get started as soon as I can, but the lovely Michigan weather here can be.....temperamental. It can be anywhere from 0 to 50 any day so far this winter. I usually start in my coop, with lamps and can maintain a decent temp at least when it's down to 30 or so. I can improvise with the space I have and keep it warm at lower temps - when they are still smaller (say, up to 2-3 weeks). After that, I can move the temps up with the lamps, but I'd like them to be off lamps as soon as possible. I'm not sure if anyone has experience with raising them in cold weather. When do the cold weather folks start their meatie batches? I'll be shipping in from Schletch, so that is a consideration too (though they get here overnight). Last year I started in March, I'm hoping to start sooner this year.