Am I crazy? We have an eat in kitchen and with our 4th baby on the way we are planning on doing a banquette wrap around deal. We have to change the window set up so I thought wow I can get a 10 foot long by 2-3 foot deep window greenhouse at the same time (we are replacing our aluminum windows and will reframe the panes for it) Well THEN I realized I really did not want to use the 160 sq foot shed for 4 chickens. Seemed way too big for them. So I will make that a playhouse I guess. Back to topic (sorry my brain just wanders lately) I still need a coop for said chickens. I do not think I want to keep them inside next winter. The smell is not a problem it is the noise. They cluck for close to an hour while they lay and they all lay at different times of the day (this may be because they are inside but still) basically 3 chickens stand around the 4th and cluck. So, I was thinking well if I expanded the floor space of the greenhouse to four foot deep I could build the coop under it and do a separate summer run that was free flowing air wise and a winter run that incorporated water storage for heat, an angled roof (this is the south wall) of glass and a vent of some sort of course. I am not sure how big I would make it but anything would give them more room than their current winter setup. They each have exactly 4 (the big ones) 2.5 for the seramas sq foot. They also come out to play when I can watch them in their pen in the basement. So is this crazy. Do they need more than about 4-5 foot of head room? Or could I put a cupola type thing on the winter run for roosting if needed?