I just talked with my dad. He got to go home today. He is so much better! It truly is amazing! He still has to have all sorts of people come to help him, and check up on him (Physical therapists, medical aids). But the Dr thinks he no longer needs to take insulin for his diabetes because his blood sugar has been so good. And they don’t know 100% what caused all of this, but he had a very bad infection (possibly meningitis), and his kidneys stopped working. He could have died, but thank God he is OK, and now he is home!
Why not start with an IBC and cut a hole for the door? You could build closed laying boxes into it, and something for the chickens to roost on. Put some straw or saw dust on the floor. You could add vents to the side for air. If it sat inside a chicken run that you can walk into, the chickens could be safe, dry and happy. I have an extra IBC. Maybe this could be my chicken house? I bet I could even plant the outside of it with mud and grass for extra insulation and good looks.