............an existing structure. Hi all, i'm new to this site so appologies if this is a dumb question. Myself and family have recently moved onto a 60 acre farm in mid MO. There are several old cow sheds one of which has an attached storage area of approx 12' X 6' with a headroom of around 8'. It has a hard packed dirt floor, roofed in corrugated iron and sided with an oak beam and board type construction. I can easily secure the various gaps in the building to deter predators, and a simple access door to the front should provide adequate means of ingress and egress for egg collection etc. Can you see any disadvantages to this type of building ? The only pitfall that comes to my mind is the lack of electricity to keep the birds warm in cold weather but as a first timer to raising chickens I would appreciate any and all comments. Thanks, Chris.