Nicole posted about 100 pictures on face book, mostly of art. It seems like she is doing well. I hope to talk with her today. She is at my brother’s house in Seattle. It's a really great town. There are loads of things for her to see and do. I love Seattle and I know she will have a wonderful experience. And I hope she also gets to paint with Rickey. My brother is a very good painter and an all-around wonderful person.
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.