So, I've opted to get several tiny Bantams, one of each that I like if I can, and 2 different regular sized hens. Probably a total of 8-12 hens. When I get to the barn turned coop, it's 5-6ft across and 6-7ft back. It's a regular old barn with spaces in the wall which are just boards. I wanted to insulate it better, anything I can use to close the holes up cheap? I'm in northern VA, so would I need a heat source for them in the winter? Would they be able to come out in late fall, winter and early spring? Or would they need to be cooped up all that time? Here's a list of the kinds I'd like to get. Any info I need to know about them? Like they get cold easy, flies, roosts in trees, etc? Appenzeller Spitzhauben. Black Silkie Bantam. Buff Braham Bantam. Buff Laced Polish. Buff Silkie Bantam. Easter Egger Bantam. Golden Sebright Bantam. Golden Spangled Hamburgs. Silver Sebright Bantam. Splash Rosecomb Bantam. As you can tell from that list, I want a nice mix of crazy colors! The fence we have is old farm cattle stuff. Back fence is a 3 layer fence over the years. Sides are just one layer and front also one layer, but with a thick hedge. Most sections have grape vine, weeds, and the such. Should I put in another fence so they won't go through the holes? There is a 200ft section that will be new fence since there isn't one there now. We have a Chi mix dog, so I will be getting the 2in by 4ft holed fence for that. Would they really go out of the 2 acre area? More Q's to come as they come to me, lol!