Hey guys! I've been lurking backyardchickens and a handful of other sites for about a year now to gather some idea to build my first coop, but I find it real difficult to start this project out since there is so many different coop design as well as different breed, owner type, climate, etc... I'm hoping that maybe you could give me a hand on finally deciding what kind of coop I will build as well as guiding me so I do not make too many mistakes, even though I know I will have to make some to learn properly. Before I begin asking a thousands question, here are some information that might be useful for you to help me ; I plan on having 2 to 3 chickens only since I cannot own more where I live. I do not aim at any particular breed at the moment, as long as the are doing fine with our climate. I live in Quebec, Canada and we have very rough winter in here. I wish to build a coop that will be winter-proof so I do not have to give away my chickens every winter. This is where my plans get complicated because I need to fit insulation in ; also I'm confused with the ''ventilation without airdraft'' thing. I would like the coop to be as compact as it can, taking in consideration that in the winter days the girls might spend a lot of time inside. I would like to start my build soon but would start my flock only at spring or summer. Can you suggest me a coop design that would be about the right size and that it could be insulated so the chicken survives the winter? They design that I liked were often very difficult to insulate or would most likely have ventilation problem if insulated... Also, I will need to find a way that the chicken can eat and drink when it's too cold to get out and I cannot water them several times a day. I was thinking about bringing electricity to the coop to have a heat lamp (when needed only) and a water heater ; is there any other better way? Thank you in advances for your help!