Great forum. I've gotten many answers over the last 2 years...since I got RI Reds. Over the last week I have gotten many 20 Sumatras..... with potentially 7 more on the way. 4 roosters, a bunch of adult hens, and 4 chicks. My RI reds live in a coop with a run. I discovered immediately, before reserching that Sumatras fly well and dispise confinment. My question is for the upstate NY winters.... what kind of shelter should I provide... that they may use. They all roost at night in a lagre pine tree, right above the RI reds. I understand they are quite winter hardy.... but feel a shelter of some kind... if they will use it on their own, would be good for winter. Any suggestions???? Thanks!! a few of the boys and one of the girls....... and my lone Bantam.... Mr. Attitude!