I have a large greenhouse and live in the Pacific Northwest, where we don't get much sun as you all know. Have had an amazing summer, but it has ended. Question is: I only want one chicken as it's just my hubby and me who would like fresh eggs. In my 'other' life, I had about 50 chickens/rabbits/horses/pigs...etc; so not unfamiliar to chickens and farming. My problem is this will be a backyard hen, and wonder how long she could stay in the greenhouse and be healthy without having her in the yard? Plan on lots of bedding at one end and a perch of course...warmth from the lamps and her warmth and poo for my flowers and veggies. (I know I would need more chickens for real warmth for the greenhouse, but don't need more). The end of the greenhouse has a round vent .. big enough for a chicken to go through...and could turn it into an entrance. Do any of you think this will work? Don't want to have to build a chicken house when the hen could stay in the greenhouse. Am I nuts in thinking this way? Ideas appreciated, or anyone else that has done this? Thanks PS Just realized I wrote back a few years ago...but we tore the old greenhouse down. This is a new one. Opening of vent is on the house side.