I am not going to be able to use one section of my barn like I thought for a chicken house, so I know building one is going to be out of the question, we aren't even done with the barn, and we started it in March of 09! Anyway, I can't afford to buy one of the nice wooden ones, unless I sell a really nice property, so if I could find a CL's metal shed and insulated it and put in a wooden floor, would that be warm enough for the chickens, if I use heat lamps or something similar? I am heartbroken over not having something already to use, and I know if this isn't going to be a good option, then I probably won't get chickens this year either. DH is disabled and just not able to do like he use too. I could do a lot myself, but then he gets involved and tells me what I am doing wrong, and I should . . . oh heck, you all know what I mean!!!!!!