I am planning a coop and attached run. The coop portion will be about a 4 foot cube with a gable roof that extends out another 6 feet. The coop will sit off the ground for a total run footprint of 4 x 10 feet. One side of the coop will provide access for cleaning and the other will have an external nest box for egg removal. Some call it a Playhouse style. 1. How high should I built it? At first I though six feet to allow me to enter the run. I read here that the chickens will not use all that vertical space plus wind driven rain will make for a muddy run. If I make it lower for more shade and less rain, then how do I access the run for maintenance, cleaning etc? 2. Does one put the food and water in the coop or run or both? Some say outside to prevent vermin in the coop. If so then what about winter? 3. I'd like to use the DLM and if I put a door and ramp on the front side of the coop do I need to mke it one foot off the bottm of the coop to keep the litter in? 4. If I place the coop one foot off the ground, will that 1 foot give the chicken enough head room under the coop? You answers will help me fine tune the design. Thanks!