I am setting up a new chicken coop and run and I have a few issues. I have more chickens now than I used to, so I am making their cage double the size and putting in a shed, rather than a normal coop. The shed is one from home depot, and is a metal tool supply shed. One thing I was wondering is if it would be too hot in Alabama for them to be in a shed like that. I was going to leave the door off since they will be totally enclosed in the cage around the shed. I would put straw in the floor in the winter for insulation so i think they would be warm enough, and i plan to put a roof over the rest of the open part of the cage. that way they would have access to shade other than just in the shed. would that work? Also, since the shed is metal, I don't think there is a way for me to put up nest boxes. I was looking into ways to make them, and I saw some people had made nest boxes from old cabinets. I have some from a kitchen remodel so is there any way I could make those into nest boxes? maybe add legs so that they stand on their own? Does anyone have ideas for free standing nest boxes or have their own design?