Can we start a thread about out coop mistakes, so that new chicken owners don't make the same ones? My chicken experience has been quite successful so far, BUT how I wish I could do it over again and not make these same mistakes... Mine are: 1. Putting the house and run on low ground. I only lived here a month when I got my chicks, a nice dry summer. Now that our six inches of hard packed snow is melting, my run is a SWAMP! And the chickens track the mud into the coop, so I've got a coop full of damp litter. But I can't change it out, because my yard is also a swamp, and I can't get the wheelbarrow across it... 2. Putting the chicken door right close to the floor. This makes the deep litter method very difficult -- the litter falls out the door. I should have made the door six inches up. 3. Putting the chicken door so that it faces into the prevailing winds. 4. Not enough windows. In the summer it was bright and seemed fine, but with the overcast skies and short days, it's positively gloomy in the henhouse, and I have to keep a light on all day. I'll probably think of more. Do you all have any to share???