I'm looking into keeping two of three banty chicks. One is rooster so he is going to a good home once he starts crowing too much. I got chicks to give my girls fun memories and to relieve my own childhood memories. Yup, a farm girl marries a city boy. We own and live on standard town lot. I don't recall seeing any regulations concerning chickens (viewable online). I have yet to double check the long long list. My husband seem to be willing to let me try this project a try. My dearest is not a very good handy man. I am known to put aside some projects too long. Our experiences taught us that sometimes it is better off to buy things ready-made. Our biggest question is how these coops would perform in winter. I'd have no problem feeding/watering chickens along with keeping them warm enough. We're looking at which design would be easiest to handle during Iowa winter. My requirement is for the coop to be moveable. Hens will be cooped up 24/7 unless we are right there in small fenced backyard. During winter, we can park it on cement apron in front of one east facing garage door (that bay used only for storage, my van goes in second bay while husband's car sits outside). Any suggestions / recommendations out there for me to consider? I did tried to browse through posts containing "winter" but what I skimmed through did not serve to answer my winter question. How does these Eglu performs in winter? That Eglu Cube sure appeals me but may be mite too much for just 2-3 hens. http://www.omlet.us/homepage/homepage.php What about HenCondo? http://www.henspa.focuspage.com/hencondo.htm What about something similar to this penthouse rabbit hutch? I've seen somewhere that was for chickens but I couldn't find it at the moment. http://www.rabbitmart.com/shop/index.php?page=shop-flypage-23729 This is what I consider most desired ideal of coop. Perfect for two to three hens and yet can easily move around. I'd be most glad to build one from stratch (already printed off pages on that coop). I'd be one who build this, not my husband. I'm teetering on a fence- whether to go ahead and attempt to build one by myself or buy one ready-made (some minor adjusting be very acceptable). He is more inclined to buy instead. https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=20375-cottage-coop I still am stuck on which ready-made coop (with or without alterations) be best for winter and still portable. Any thoughts on this out there?