So glad we found this website. We live in the country in cold Minnesota with 5 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 Guinea pigs and some fish. We are interested in getting some chickens to add to the mix. I was thinking for laying eggs but the man of the house said around 4 cool looking ones to have as pets. So here I am doing my research. My parents have chickens and every once in awhile they have problems with coons and skunks. I want to make sure that we have a safe coop that is cool enough in the summer and warm enough in the winter with the correct amount of space.