So I have a chance to start all over with my chickens. I want to do it correctly this time. What started out as just having 3 chickens, ended up becoming 50+ chickens. I have 5 different areas, which on a daily basis is a lot of working filling up waterers and feeders. I want simple - and I have a plan in mind, but my husband thinks we should do this with a carport. I was going to just buy a large wooden building from lowes, customize it into a chicken coop, with a larger carport being the run. My husband on the other hand seems to think the setup can be all done with one large carport, modifing one end to be the coop and the rest being the run. I just don't if the metal building part is a good housing place for chickens. I could modify, and add some wood walls with windows where the run will be, but I'm still thinking it will still be way to hot in the summer time. Right now power may be an option, but what happens if the power goes out? Then it could possibly be a problem I think, even with ventilation of a large door and windows in place. Could I get some helpful insight into this? I need to reduce the time I spend taking care of their needs, so I can spend more time enjoying them!