well, i did it....i turned the lean-to into a coop! i have a very small coop, can fit 4 girls comfortably, but by the rules, should only fit 3. i am also an illegal chicken owner....not that it matters about the coop, but just a lil' info about me. anyway, my girls have been doing GREAT free-ranging in my back yard and being quiet! so i really wanted to get MORE chickens this spring. so i cleaned out the lean-to and made about a 3rd of it designated to the chickens.....it's got 2 long roosts that are about 8 ft long. BUT, i worry a lil about the make-up of the walls. it's made with that lattice stuff. it's the "closer-knit" lattice, but still. they do have one solid brick wall, which is our house. we live in NC so we don't get TOO cold over the winter, but it's still cold. i'm wondering if anyone else has a coop without solid walls? the girls seem to love it in there though. and it must be a BIT warmer in there cuz their water hasn't frozen in there (yet) whereas the outside water HAS frozen. still, i think i'll staple some plastic over their portion of the "coop" just to get them through winter. but the good news is, 6 more chickens are comin' in the spring!!! yea!!!!