My husband finished my coop yesterday, but I have to add the interior design- roosts and nest boxes. It is 6'LX3'WX 6'h(5' on the front side). The door is on the end. It looks like a lean-to. (I saw a lean-to storage shed called YardSaver by Arrow that I had him mimic). I am having him cut out two vent holes in the back 6'L wall, and one on the 3' end opposite of the door. My pophole is 12X12 on the front 6' wall, four inches up from the floor. I added a dual light inside so I can give light during the dark winter days, and for early morning feeding/etc. I was going to put a red/low watt bulb in one side, for a nightlight- just for evening so they can get settled and roost before it is completely dark. I have to figure out a way to put roost areas in and still be able to access nest boxes with no other door. If I keep the seramas or the banties, how high should the highest roost be? I was going to put in six nest boxes- I will keep no more than four hens. What if I put nest boxes on one side, and roost on the opposite? They could use the top of the nest box as their way to get to the higher roost? Three foot wide is not very wide, but because this is a 'secret' operation, for concealment purposes, I couldnt go wider. Oh shoot- I have one other question, but I probably should have put it in the Predator thread..do you have cats and do they bother the banties? The one unknown chicken we have looked like a snack for only one of my 5 cats, but an entire bucket of water fell on her head while she was focusing on the chicken, (she didn't see me), and she has ignored her since. My proposed area for the secret banties has my house on two sides, and a 6 foot privacy fence on the third side. Split rail fence (covered with hardware cloth) on the fourth side, with a gate. I really have no way to cover this area (anything higher than that privacy fence and all the neighbors will be on the phone with animal control, anything lower and I cant walk in there). The cats are really going to be my only predators.