Hey, my coop is rather small for all my chickies- they all have plenty of room, I mean, but I don't see them spending all winter under the heat lamp. What can I do to winterize my chickens? They're about 8 weeks old and the first really chilly winds have come in, so snow will soon follow. I was thinking about getting one of those cat pet beds and hooking it up to an extension cord(You know, the ones w/ an electric blanket mat thing in a slip) and leaving it under some sawdust for them. I've been monitoring the coop temperature, and it doesnt drop below 70 unless its VERY cold out- but they are very fond of free ranging. Should I let them out when theres snow on the ground? Should I monitor them while they're out? Will they go back into the coop when its too cold? Should I expand the coop to be larger for the winter? Health concerns to look out for? SHOULD I KNIT TINY CHICKEN SWEATERS!? D: Don't say yes, or I will probably do it What do you guys do to winterize your coops?