I recently got my baby chickens and I live in the city, I can't tell you how many people have asked me....you mean you are going to keep them outside in the winter?!! I live in Wisconsin, it does get cold. But I think hundreds of years ago, before electricity etc, people did keep chickens somewhere! It wasn't inside a nice heated garage! My family thinks it's terrible that these chickens will be outside! I did buy winter hardy birds, and my coop is well suited for the winter (I'm pretty sure) and they do come with a nice feathered coat! But what do people think people did years ago?