Hi there. My name is Kelli and I live in Northern Vermont. We were given three Buff Orphingtons by a friend this summer. Based on his advice, we have built a chicken tractor and have been moving that around the yard every 2 days or so all summer. It seems to work well. After reading a lot of posts on this web site, however, it seems like the more ideal situation is to have a fixed coop with a much bigger run. Our chicken tractor is 6 feet tall, by 6 feet wide, by approximately 10 feet long. I can't move it by myself, but my hubby can. So, first question is, is this tractor situation okay for the birds? Again, we only have three and don't plan on adding more. Also, I am concerned about roosts and winterizing the tractors. My husband built roosts, but I think they are too small, as the chickens do not sit on them. I am ripping them out and plan on building a ladder style roost. Should I put them in the run part or in the coop part of the tractor? Or both? And how much roosting area should I have for the three birds? Lastly, for the winter I plan on keeping the tractor in one spot, as I doubt I am going to be able to move the tractor once the snow starts. I have a way to heat the water, and am planning on hooking up a light to a temperature-controlled outlet set to come on below 45 degrees in the house part of the tractor. I think I should cover the run with plastic sheeting, too, right? To keep out the wind and snow? Am I missing anything critical? I really want my birds to survive their first winter. They have not started laying eggs yet (they are 5 months old) but I am not supplying artificial daylight either. I would rather they lay eggs on their own schedule. Any advice is greatly appreciated. I am very glad I found this web site and look forward to all the expert advice!