Myself my wife and our 3 y/o son decided last week to purchase a few laying hens and did. (2 barred rock, 1 buckeye, 1 red star) All is well there after the first week and I am now entering the process of building a coop for these ladies. Living in central NY where the temps go down into the single digits and negatives at night during the winter months, I was wondering if the coop should be insulated, and if I should build a full shingled roof or a sloped roof with a covered henhouse. I want to build the sloped roof because I like the looks, but think it might be too cold in the winter. Any suggestions would help us newbie chicken farmers and BYC'ers haha!