I'm really getting stuck on what to do for the winter with what's left of my chickens. We started with 5 and are now down to 2. We let them free range so I understand that it is a risk we take. But...I'm afraid now that the chickens won't be warm in their large chicken coop far from the house (it gets to be -30 at night in February.) The chickens prefer to hang out right by our front door for most of the day. So I was thinking that I'd use our dog kennel as a temporary winter coop for them. It's plastic, no insulation but good ventilation. I could mount a roosting bar for them. What do you think? Will it be good enough for them until April? I could put this under our 2nd story deck and perhaps (if husband agrees) even enclose an area for them so they can peck around out of the snow. We get enough snow here that it would be dangerous (I think) for them to be out. With that said....I'm a totally rookie and wish I had a plan before now. Now sure what to do about this whole winter thing!