Ok ive been on my local freecycle asking for wood or small old building even a rabbit hutch not hits yet. We need to build or find something we could convert and use for no more the 15 bantys ive got 8 at the moment but ive got a hen thats brooding away in a nestbox. Im hoping to sell her babys but going into winter i dont know if i will find all of them homes so im saying up to 15 if she hatches any out. Anyway here is where they have been living its ugly but it keeps them dry. But i think they need a little better setup for the winter months. Ive got lots of ideas like we have a swing set frame we could put plywood or that tin or plastic roof stuff on and make a little coop using about 4 pieces of it would be built using the bars on the sides to help hold up the floor. The other idea is a big Rubbermaid container from walmart i dont think they come that big. The last option would be the dog house i have out back. Its a medium sized one so im not sure its roomy for them i might could add onto it dont know though. Could i cover a cage with a tarp would that keep them warm though the winter? I know a big chicken can stand the elements pretty good but im worried these guy are to little to stand much coldness. they will be free ranging though the day so just need something cozy for them at night Well sorry for the long post any idea and tips would be helpful. We just got done building s coop out of pallets for the big baby chicks .