Hi there! Hubby and I bought a small 4-hen HenHouse from a local farm supply store and we have three sweet hens. Our then-8 year old niece named them. Screamy is a white Japanese Bantam. Penelope is a Buff Orphington. Tokyo is a BPR. We really don't know a lot about chickens, just what we read and research. The hens are free range from dawn to dusk in our large fenced-in yard. We have two dogs that are out with them in the mornings and afternoon-evenings. Last winter, they were still young so we overwintered them in our garage with a heat pamp and heater... I do have several questions, though.... what do others do with their hens in the winter? Heated water dish? Heat lamps? more hay? Insulation? We're going to try and keep them out this winter, but they're kinda our babies! LOL They come when we call, eat from our hands, jump onto our shoulders and ride arounds, sit on our laps.... yeah,, I know. LOL Another question... what are vents? I've read that term, but have nod idea! I'll keep reading and all, thanks for this forum!!