Hubby wants to wait until the coop/run is built; but that wont be for at least 6 wks.. I thought we have a great shed that isnt used much, dirt floor..with a solidly closed door... we could mark off 1/2 of it, if not less, put a lamp in there for heat (its still in upper 30's here or so with the occasional 45..should be warming up somewhat soon tho).. (Central IL)..but he said no, we have to wait until we have the coop/pen because he didnt want poop everywhere.. (ok the shed has like his mower in it lol..and a couple wagons for the kids etc.. he said they'd fly over the short chic ken wire and roost on the stuff..thats what he doesnt want.. if I could find a nice compromise; I'm sure we can get them sooner; then we dont have to wait til december for them to start laying; because we'd have 6-8 wk head start.. ideas? takes on this? have you done that?? of course I could just order them and he'd deal with it LOLOL..uh..yeah... I have to research to see if anyone is semi-local foro ordering..I have no clue where to even find that info!