I live in Central Connecticut and am looking to start a small flock for fun and eggs. I'm looking toward getting Rhode Island reds I want to start with 3-4 then maybe up to 6 at most. After lots of careful and overwhelming searching i am now officially lost. I have found alot of A frame plans and i like the a-frame for its mobility and ease of construction. also in case of mud I would like to be able to move it. Here is what i have found... http://myattemptatgardening.blogspot.com/p/chicken-tractor.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/jrossetti/sets/72157622557643038/ http://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/better-homes-gardens/diy/projects/article/-/5829854/chicken-coop/ My collection of PDF PLANS http://marinefishtank.wikispaces.com/Chicks+for+the+yard My other consideration was to make a two piece system a run the attaches to the coop. and build a small rectangular or square raised coop. I have no idea about ventilation? What do I do for the TEMPS in CT for the winter and summer? Is ventilation only really for removing moisture? I do not want a heater on in the winter what are my options?