Just keep the drafts off from them in the cold months.If you look at my pens,where the pitch like on your house.The top is covered year round and they roost up in the pitched part of the pen which is blocked from the elements.If you look at the enclosed pic the roost is even with the bottom of the pitch in the roof.So from the roost up to the very top of the pitch ,they have 2 feet of roosting area.As you can see I poly all around during the winter months.
Edited by Tony K T - 2/2/10 at 5:06pm
Originally Posted by Humhill
I don't think I asked the right question. I know they have to have an enclosed pen. But for shelter, what do they need? I noticed on many of the pics it was more like a windbreak, rather than an enclosed "coop."