With the need for light and heat to keep layers laying through the winter, it seems to me it might be efficient to combine a bit of a green house in w/ the coop. A south facing wall @ 75 degrees, w/ window panels and some shelves to keep some plants on? I guess chicken wire to keep it partly seperated, and keep them from roosting on the shelves. Would the hens just fly up and eat all vegetation kept in the coop? I can't wait to get started, but I'm living in military housing right now, so I have to wait till next year when I get out and move back home. I'll be buying a house w/ a decent sized back yard and want to build a coop/run if a shed isn't already on the land. I'm just reading all I can in the meantime to get ready. Maybe I'll start by building some feeders, brooder, nest boxes etc. So has any one considered this? Searches didn't turn any thing up. I also want to have room for some meat chickens but it's cold where I'm going, zone5 and the extra space might make it harder to keep the hens warm all year. I guess the meats could have their own accommodations and share the run.