Hello I am Debbie and I am new here. I have lived in the south all my life and Due to a divorce I am moving to Indiana. I need info on building a chicken coop the will keep my laying hens safe year round even during the winter months. My plan is to purchase 12 laying hens. I was told Rhode Island Reds Lay Brown Eggs. Also I need advice on building a large green house to grow vegetables,fruits and herbs year round. I am planing on adding solar panes to my house is that a good option for both the chicken cop or greenhouse Greenhouse must feed 5 adults and 2 children. I am looking at in the future going 100% self-sustaining. Can any of you out there give me some advice or guide me. Like most people out there I am tired of outrageous prices and chemicals and not knowing what is in the food In eat.