I am new to this, so please share with me your advice & opinions on what I am planning.
I bought a 10x17 portable garage from Harbor Freight (a covering over an assembled frame). The covering is translucent and the front has a zippered opening. What I am considering is to move my coop, and the 8 foot run that connects with it, into this tent. If necessary I can always hang a light inside and/or heat lamp in a safe manner. The front door can be zipped open in the daytime to admit some sunlight and fresh air. The structure has vents to allow the release of foul air. Egg laying boxes will be added, although I haven't figured out their placement yet. The hens could be allowed to go outside the run with the garage zipped shut to ensure their do not escape. (I only have 3 hens)
Presently my coop & run is on the outside, which I cover with a tarp during rainy weather, but with winter approaching I wonder if the garage would be a better situation for the hens.
Please send me any comments, suggestions, criticisms, or advice.
Thanks in advance,