We moved out from Phoenix, to Indiana and so my girls are NOT used to the weather change. So as spoiled as they are on cold nights I bring in all my chickens & ducks. They all get kenneled up with a partner and are put in the kitchen. So yes on a cold night if you come to my home you have to duck and weave through all the kennels, lol. In phoenix they free ranged on five acres...... In Indiana they are stuck in little coops outside because city ordinance they are not allowed out at any time. . . . . SOOOOOO I was thinking, we have a BIG unfinished basement. . . so what if I put my birds down there with some kind of lighting that would replicate sun??? Would that be inhumane? I mean the floor is concrete but we have a drain so I thought when the floor got dirty I could just wash the dooodie down the drain? I'm not sure what kind of lighting I would need either. ??? I wanted to put some kind of sunlight bulb on a timer & set it to go on and off with our sunrise & sunset. (I don't want to confuse their seasons) NOW this would only be until spring when we get to return to AZ. Would it work you think, and if so what kind of lighting do you use? They are ALL currently very unhappy. I know this because my birds are very sweet usually and now when I go out to feed and water them they all peck and bite me! Not to mention the whole time they are all trying to escape. I feel that being penned up is really driving them crazy. I'm just looking for a little relief & escape for them.