Hi everyone! I'm new to BYC - I will be getting a small flock of hens this Spring (yay! so excited!). I know this question has probably been asked a million times, but I couldn't find any threads for this so, here we go! I live on a small horse farm. I will be putting my coop next to my barn and I currently have 2 options - putting the coop on one side that gets less sun during the day, but more protected from wind by the barn, or the other side which gets almost all day sun, but will get a good brunt of the wind. I live in NJ - so hot, humid summers and cold, sometimes snowy winters. The hens I plan on getting will cold-hardy - Speckled Sussex, Barred Plymouth Rock, Easter Egger, Golden Laced Wyndotte, etc. Any thoughts on this? From my experience, horses are much better at warming themselves up than cooling themselves down - does this apply for chickens as well??