I know it seems a long time away but I am already starting to think about preparing to winterize my coop. I was looking to place bales of straw around the outside of the coop to keep the wind out. There will still be access space to allow air around and also collect eggs. Also been looking at a heated panel to mount on the wall with an outside thermostat plug which will turn on as/when it gets too cold. Also a heated waterer so not have to worry about frozen water. Does anyone know how well Barred Rock's fair in cold weather? I look forward to the masses of information and ideas that will come my way...... Gavin.