I gave up my chickens in Michigan to move back to Tennessee where having chickens isn't a big deal at all. We ended up in an apartment for 3 months and as of today we are back into a house. The previous renter had dogs and now the landlord won't allow pets even outside, but I'm gonna put in a garden and the kennel area the previous tenant had would be perfect for a portable green house such as the one found at: http://www.ourcrazydeals.com/3x5-portable-greenhouse-kit.html It doesn't get very cold here but I figure that if I make an enclosed area at the bottom shelf for a total of 2 small chickens, would be the best way to hide my chickens. I could also create a hidden run covered up by flowers, like a wire box with a few flowers on top to cover them up. I can't imagine going longer without having my own chickens. Do you think this would work?