I don't have chickens as of yet, but am kind of a compulsive planner so I'm doing tons of research, lol. So I've been looking at the coop designs page and had and noticed that a few consisted of pre-fab sheds/playhouses etc. So that led me to looking into pre-fab sheds, and then to greenhouses. So my questions are as follows: Can I house chickens in a greenhouse? (The ones I'm looking at have rigid plexi sides, not plastic) I am in MN, if add screens for ventilation and provide an outside run (necessary no matter what, the farm dog has a high prey drive) as well as a fan, and place it in the shade, will it get too hot for chicken in a greenhouse? Would a couple heat lamps be sufficent hear for wintertime Should I just scrap the greenhouse idea and look at wooden structures? Any other pertinent info you have to offer will be very appreciated. If it matters I am looking into keeping Easter Eggers and Cuckoo Marans.