ok here is my chicken coup, it is out of the wind, next to the house in a corner with a huge snowball tree over it behind the coup is the back yard fence, which is a door under the coup that leads to out side in the fenced back yard when I let them out.
or while I'm at work they stay in the pen and coup area.
I have clean out doors with bolts on them to keep out raccoons etc, and in the winter I put this plexi glass sliders we made over the windows, they just slide in so that air can still flow through.
in the back of the coup that window I use a plastic material to board it up helps to keep it a little warmer,
air flow gets through the top I have some insulation in the coup, also, plastic over the run to keep snow and rain out so it stays pretty dry.
I use a heated water since I go to work and can't be there to refill water after it freezes.
I have railroad ties that border the run with the kennel and I put chicken wire around it this year, to help block out where something small could get in.
you can see there is some snow this was taken last year, we did not get a lot of snow,
I have seven chickens now got four this spring.
I put pine chips in the coup and make it thicker, and I do have a heat lamp that just takes the chill off, so the coup will stay above freezing, and for egg laying,
so far no problems during he day no heat lamp it only stays on in early morning hrs,
I also put pine chips on the cement under the coup to help with thier poop easier to clean up, in summer I just swamp it out with the hose.
pretty easy winterizing the coup, we get sun usually during the day so it warms it up, we have had some mild winters lately, and it is supposed to be another mild winter.
live in Eastern washington.so it does have the potential to get down in the teens at night.and sometimes single digits.
I do have to clean off snow off the roof so that it does not get to heavy, I have roof under the plastic.
and my wonderful husband designed and built this for me and my chickens