I want to start by saying hello to all you chicken lovers. It's nice to find a forum that shares my newest enjoyment. When I got my girls this past Summer they were already pullets and not very friendly. I have an Ameraucana, Wyandotte and a Plymouth Rock. There coop started as a very large crate I bough for $10.00 from an Amish pallet shop in my town. I fixed it up real nice with 3 nesting boxes and an enclosed out door play area. As I became more attached and they began coming to me when called, I felt they need some additional room for the Winter. My daughters who are now grown had a bus house at the end of the driveway. My husband had been contemplating taking it down. That bus house is now attached to the crate and we call it the condo. It gives me complete access to the chickens. I left the seats in it so I can go inside and sit with them. Everyone knows if you can't find me, I'm probably in the condo playing with my girls. I am thinking about getting 3-4 chicks this Spring, just not sure what kind. I live in Ohio so they must be able to handle the cold. Good day to all of you.