<chuckle> I hear you on the "maximum security chicken prison" part. Is your coop where it can be locked down completely, also?...a prison within a prison? I had to put off getting chickens several years ago due to inheriting two of my mother's dogs. One recently died, so I'm entertaining the thought again. I'm looking at Woods' "Fresh-Air" coops/houses. Woods' concepts appear sound, down in my area we have no great problem with extreme cold but rather heat and humidity issues.
I'm glad to hear you worked it out, the ladies don't like a draft on their posteriors, eh? :laugh: