I needed a quick and affordable way to house my chickens at night. I got wire cages from a pet store, put them up on tables under the eaves of my home, wrapped them with bubble wrap insulation, and clamped on a roof. The cages are behind a fence. The house effectively blocks the wind. I left enough opening to allow air circulation. In the summer, the insulation comes off.
I intend to build them classier accommodations when I have more pressing tasks off of my plate. I have seen so many clever and pretty chicken homes in books and on the net. For now, the chickens are dry, warm, and safe. New chicks are in the second cage where they can see the mature “ladies” without getting pecked.