Hey everyone- First year raising chickens (for eggs initially, but have found unexpected delight in these quirky critters!). Splurged and got an eglu cube which I am happy with, but now have to find better shelter/containment for winter. I have 7 dual-purpose chickens chosen for cold hardiness but it's windy and snowy here in upstate ny, so I've been shoring up an old wooden shed and framing out a covered yard off the side. My concerns are these: #1) having acclimated to the configuration of the plastic eglu cube, will the ladies transition to wooden roosts/nest boxes easily? and #2) litter for the wood floor: hay over spruce boughs is an option, but I think I'd prefer sand + PDZ that I could rake.... all thoughts/advice appreciated!