Hello everyone, I've been stalking this site for a few weeks now, and it's fantastic. I live in a city that actually does allow backyard chicken. I've been doing lots of research about backyard chickens, and now that I have facts and information, I think I'll take the rest of the year to plan/build a coop, and then get chickens in the spring. I've even mentioned it to my neighbours (who made a face and asked lots of questions but seemed willing to be bribbed with fresh eggs)! I am looking to have 3-4 hens, still debating on wether to start with chicks or pullets, but I have time to figure that all out! With all the pictures on here, I have a really good idea of how I want my coop to look like, but my only recommendation would be to include dimensions, as pictures aren't always obvious. My question, for those of you in cold winter climates, is what have you done to your coops for your hens in the winter? And what breeds would you recommend and why? Thanks in advance, Amy Human to Mocha and foster mom to Newton.