Our experiences are no doubt much different than most here. Both chicken coops and the turkey shelter are open on one side into their respective pens. The turkeys' pen is on the opposite side of our property from the chickens. The chicken coop and run shares an area adjoining the goat barn, where the chick brooder is set up. We incubate and hatch some of our own chicks in the spring. We just completed the new turkey run and can post pics if any wish to see. Instead of netting the top of the run, we used mesh shade cloth. Providing shade and water out here are our first priorities for all the livestock and poultry. Our temps are finally out of the 100's so this is a busy time of year for us.
I look forward to reading and maybe contributing to the various threads here.