Are there any certain "rules" or what y'all have learned from trial & error about window & door placement, etc for them to get the most light with the winter coming up, & be as draft free as possible from the winds & any storms. And wasn't sure about ventilation for winter...I mean to have ventilation in winter = cold air/drafts. ?????? I'm thinking a window needs to face east for the sunrise? I'm trying to think it through...taking into consideration the direction most of our storms come from, etc. I'm probably over thinking this, I know. Also, from all of your experiences, have the roosts at the window for them to look out? What about the cold winter months? Wouldn't that be too drafty/cold for them? Or just have the roosts in a different place & have a perch at the window for if/when they wanna get up there & look out? Poop board or no poop board? I've also seen mentioned a poop tray & a poop pit? Experiences? I'm planning on doing the DLM so maybe I'm not understanding that right...isn't that the point of the DLM for poop to be all mixed in with the shavings? Anyway, sorry for all the questions but don't wanna be so undecided or change my mind in the middle of DH building the coop. LOL Oh, & I'm in Alabama....can have some COLD winters (for me anyway). It gets below freezing regularly & teens & sometimes single digits. I know it's nothing like many of y'all deal with with the bitter cold & snowfall & all. Also, we have some VERY HOT summers! Thanks in advance for any insight on this.