Ok I am trying to find info for my friend who is new to chickens and her hubby has built her some fine nesting boxes outside on their wood fence but no hen house yet. He will build an enclosure later before winter. Does anyone else house their chickens just in nesting boxes outdoors and no hen house? Any info that you can share with her would be great! Should she build an enclosure right away? Her location is KY. Please share your opinions and I will forward this link for her to read. THANK YOU! She does have a fenced in yard.