I will be getting some laying hens in a couple of months and need to finalize my coop plans..... ok I need to come up with a coop plan I would like to do a shed style coop with a run attached. We are new to our current home and have found this winter much colder then we're used too. Like -35 - -40C for 2 months with 5' of snow cold... The kicker is the summers can be +40C! I won't be using heat in the coop as power outages also seem to be common. I have found several ideas I like but would be very interested to hear what other people are doing in similar situations. P.S. Thanks for all the advice so far! I have been stalking this site for quite some time... just dreaming of a day we got a house that allowed chickens as apposed to another military duplex.