Okay, guys. I have tomorrow only to finish putting together a solution for the chickens that got smoked out of the shed. I can spend the day priming & painting the interior of the shed to cover the smoke damage (same shed where I keep feed--in bins--and hay and equipment), or I can convert a wire rabbit-hutch-style brooder into a tiny coop. Questions: They are six little silkies. I don't mind them in the shed, and I can cut a pop door for them. I sweep out the straw bedding every week or so to keep the floor clean. Any reason this is a problem? Or would it be better for them to have a small coop? If I convert the wire brooder to a coop, more questions: It has a wire floor, and the back half is wood on the back & sides, but the front half is wire all the way around. Plenty of ventilation... probably not enough insulation. I can put plywood down on the floor, but there will be gaps unless I invest more time than I have in cutting the pieces just so. Can I just bed it heavily in straw and call it good, even with the gaps? Also, do I need to build another wall to subdivide the back section (i.e., there would be a section of the back that would not be open to the wire front)? It measures 38 inches by 56 inches--is this enough space for six silkies to sleep in? Remember, I have one day to do everything, so it needs to be simple. Shed (I KNOW I can do it in a day) or rabbit hutch? Advantages of each approach? Challenges I haven't thought of? Thanks!