Can I use a Double Door Metal Dog Crate as a hen house? I am basing this question on my old coop which was basically an elevated, three sided, partly enclosed, roofed, open floor design. With this in mind, and wanting a sturdier, non-wood coop, I was thinking a Double Door Metal Dog Crate with three sides partialy covered and top covered, would work. The broad side would open to the run and the narrow end could be for cleanout. I am in zone 8 for reference, and my old coop held 3 RIR and 3 Leghorns, with very little coverage on the sides. They never had a problem during the winters. This new coop will hold about 4 - 6 bantams separate from my existing 8 standards hens.