Hi! I'm new and soon to get 2 barred rock chicks to keep as pets and for eggs in my tiny backyard. I like the look and sound of the a-frame arks with the enclosed part up top but I have some questions about it. Does that sort of deiegn allow for the use of a droppings board (to make cleaning easier)? Also, since the ramp can take up a lot of floor space, do chickens really have enough space to move around enough? Can the deep litter method be used with a coop like this? Is there any way to have windows and good ventilation on a a frame coop? I have fantasies of removable windows with screens but wouldn't rain get in if the slanted sides had screened parts? I have a very uptight neighbor so my coop has to be attractive too. I have spent hours and hours pouring over pictures of coops here - but its hard to figure out the space in the top part of those a frame arks with the enclosed tops. Thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer!! (I am loving reading these boards!) More to add: I just read in a chicken coop book that chickens can't easily use the spaces near fences when the fence isn't vertical (like a true prism shaped ark) because their combs bump/rub against the fence - so a 3'x6' run wouldn't really count as a full 18 square feet of run space - so then I think about a rectangular run (maybe 3'x6'x ? tall) with a prism-shaped roosting/nesting/proected area above it - with a sloped roof. Maybe the low walls of the upstairs area could have screens/windows? In the book "45 Chicken Coops" there is a coop called the Poulet Chalet with this plan - but when I searched online for a picture - something else comes up. Oh, I know I would probably LOVE to get more and more chickens but the city only allows each household to have 3 - so I can't ever go beyond that - sad to say.