Hi All - I've been wanting chickens for over a year now and quite honestly the only thing holding this up is getting them a proper home. Everyone at home is on board and excited. I'm overwhelmed by the choices as well as actually having to build something. I saw this a-frame/ark on craigslist and thought it looked good/sturdy My concern is will it survive a Chicago winter and will the hens survive in this in a Chicago winter. Anyone out there have an a-frame in a severe weather location? http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/grd/2897708120.html Some background - last year I was all excited to embark on the garden coop. I ordered the plans http://www.thegardencoop.com/ and once I read them was completely intimidated. The plan was to build last fall and get the chicks this spring - didn't happen. I would sooooo love this coop though. Then last night at 2 a.m. - totally OCD right now with this. I found this cool website that has fence runs in which I would get a 4 x 8 - http://www.chickencondos.com/Chicken Coops & Runs.html that look quite good and thought about either adding an Eglu Go or actually building the "City Biddy". The bonus of this would be I could get my chicks quickly --- we are talking about 3 chicks. Any thoughts, I so appreciate. What I like about the moveable coop fence and the ark would be that we could move around our yard. Thank you all!! Have a great Saturday. Sorry for the long ramble.