I'm a nube here & been lookin' round the BYC. Nice place they got here Just picked up our new family members this weekend & have got the plans ready to build the coop.....but where. See, we're back in a holler, woods everywhere & flat land is primo. We have one spot that went to the house, 1 went to the sweat lodge, & now the last 1 to the peeps. I've been reading about what's necessary for a successful brood & can't decide if I'm gonna accept the notion that these little winged ones need everything I see being offered. But like I said I'm a nube. It's usually 3-4 degrees cooler here than up on the plateau. We have a creek that runs all year round. I can appreciate the need for a light to enhance laying year round, but not sure if I really need to insulate. I moved south to Tennessee form Lou'ville, KY & the winters are so much milder in comparison. Anyone in here that has been raisin' chics in a cool (literally, semi-damp (but well drained) shaddy spot, I'd like to hear all about the pit falls & triumphs. You could just help save a chic from human stupidity!!!! Thanks.