Yes its not a bad idea to let them roost at night in a coop and yes, you do want to keep them penned up for the first few months so they get to know what home is before you let them free range
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Also we live where it gets -40 is that to cold for them to be outside?
So what do you think of a 4x6x3 ft. portable pen with roosts 1 ft. of the ground and 3 roosts across the short end with 1 foot of space between them.
I would also cover the part with the roosts with a medal roof. The rest would be wire. I could make 3 nest boxs too.
I would put a door at one end too.
What do you guys think?
I could also make a straw hut or use a truck cap.