Hello everyone, WHAT A GREAT SIGHT I am in the process of winning over my hubby on the thought of raising a few chickens. I would like some meat birds and keep around 6 layers, over the winter here in NW WI. We have several predators here, wolves, bear, bobcat, coons, mink, weasel, badger, you name it, we've pretty much got it. It can get to -40* in the winter, So I know that I will have to insulate for sure. We have a wooded lot, with white pines, maples, etc There is an area that I have in mind near the sugar shack we just built that would be somewhat protected by the winter winds, and has a southern exposure. Not visible from the house however. Another area would be visible from the house, GOOD southern exposure, not much shade in the summer though. That location is only about 40' from the house. It doesn't look like I have enough posts to post a photo here yet, so sorry no pics.