Hi everyone! I'm very new to the whole chicken thing! In fact in getting my first chicks in April. I'm renting a house and with permission from my awesome landlords, I'm allowed to convert their old dog run they used for their huskies into a chicken coop! This is what it looks like now: [/IMG] My plan is to make the outside look (a lot) nicer. However I'm not sure what to do about insulating it? They also have those cement blocks people use for walkways on the ground. I was thinking of adding rubber mats, like used in horse stalls to the bottom. What do you think about that? I'm in Nova Scotia, Canada. So it does get pretty cold. Windchill is the biggest factor here. So, I would love to know what you have used to insulate your coops! My plan is for 4-6 hens to start and go from there! I know about roost and nesting boxes and the like, so I'm mostly looking for info on making it warm enough for them in the dead of winter. The little door actually goes out into an old horse pasture that is still fenced in, so I'll be using that and adding chicken wire to the inside of the fencing and maybe some netting on the top. Thanks all! I've been lurking this website for a long time now.