Hello all, This is my first post hereon this forum i have been a member over on BYH for a little whie now and figured i would join over here too. Today I winterized the coop as the temps are dropping here in New England. I have 2 Red sexlink and 2 Black and have read that the hybrid birds do not hold up to well to the cold. Since my coop was made out of recycled materials and was only supposed to be temporary it was a little difficult to figure out as i don't have your traditional studded walls. So what i did was just put some insulation against the plywood and then cover it over with plastic from a roll i had laying around. It came out better then expected and if i can get my stupid sd card to work in my phone i will take some pics. I also made some doors to cover the vents and tomorrow plan to put some of the plastic around part of the run. I have read that people let the bedding build up in the coop over the winter to help with warmth. To me that sounds dangerous as far as germs go. Any input? I will be adding 2-3 more hens this week to add to the body heat in the coop as it is to large for the 4 i have now. Still trying to figure out keeping the water from freezing too?