I'm still in the planning stages of the coop/run. No chickens yet. Looking through the "Woods coop" thread. It specifically shows to orient the coop so that the open end faces south. We live in central NC just south of Raleigh. Most winters are mild. We can, rarely, get single digit or sub-zero temps, but I'm more worried about the 4 months + of hot humid summer we ALWAYS suffer. Would it make more sense for us to orient the "open" end of any coop we build Northwards to minimize heat? In the summer any and all shade is a good thing here. Just thinking. Plus the coop will be south of the house and I'd like it better that way to see in it from the house.