Ok, I am *still* trying to get my husband to say yes to chickens. We have a 12x7 dog run that came with the house and hasn't been used since we moved here almost 5 years ago. We have a 10x12 shed kit that's been used for other things, but he wants to use the leftover wood for other things (that will never get started, or finished). So... my friend is giving me a Little Tikes Playhouse for free. We already have one for our 2 year old son. I automatically thought chicken coop that wouldn't have to use the shed kit wood (mostly). Here is a pic of the actual playhouse: and the back (from online): It measures approximately 56"L x 52.5"W x 55.25"H. I only want 4 chickens, 2 Buff Orps and 2 EEs. Now, don't laugh. Husband says 4 is too many , and for now, 4 is reasonable to ease him into it... and in the future, when he loves them and sees the value, we can build a bigger coop Now I would plan on putting it on a platform to get it off the ground, give it a floor and give them room underneath. I know the windows need to be covered in hardware cloth and something done with the back window (plexi or plywood for the winter?). What can I do to insulate it for our winters? We frequently get to 0, and negatives with windchill. How well do they hold up in winter? What about a nest box? Milk crate covered in plywood maybe? I'm guessing I can screw a roost in, maybe even put a standing one in and attach it to the floor so it doesn't weigh down the plastic walls?