Well we are one of the typical people who bought Pheasants and now are scrambling to get an aviary set up for them. My hubby has researched a bit to get him started but one question that I have is: we have I male and 4 female ring neck. Age is unknown but male looks fully mature with beautiful colors all in full bloom. no baby stuff showing. My question is we have a covered caged area in our outdoor chicken area that we are sectioning of. about 7x10 ground area and about 6ft high. all walls will be open and only the roof will be solid. now this is attached to our barn so the is protection from winds from the north. should there be areas in coop that are covered, like small huts so they can hide in? The girls are starting to lay now in their temporary home but the eggs get broke before we can get to them. I haven't seen if it is the male or females doing the dirty deed. We looked up nesting boxes and my concern is how much wind protection do they need?