I think i'm a ventialtion junky. When I first started researching it, something about having A LOT of ventilation, rang very true for me... So please, if you have the time, critique my infant-staged-coop idea. I'll try to make this brief and not get into ALL of the coop details!! Anyway....my main concern is heat because I live in the Sacramento valley in CA. and it gets HOT here! (It's supposed to be 104 today!) The average lows in Dec.-Jan are around 35 and highs are 54. Average low in the summer is 61 average high is 93. But it regularly gets over 100. (everything i'm using is reused/recycled because that's my budget.) So, my plan is to build, basically, an open air coop. I got my hands on these two huge, old, wooden framed screens from some old windows. (They are 4'x4'.) So old infact that the screens themselves are a nice metal! (which I plan on backing with hardware cloth, but that's another subject) My plan so far is to make a 6'x6' coop for my 8 standard size birds. The front of the coop would have a door(human size) and a 3'x2' slider window. Then on the left and right sides of the coop, I want to frame in those two large, wooden framed screens. (probably with two flaps to fit over them for when it's especially cold/rainy. also, in the flaps I would put a vent ot two.) So, basically my coop would have 2 open air sides. Is this too much? Is too much even possible?! LOL Good idea? bad idea? Please let me know if there is something obvious that I am missing. I'm still brainstorming! Thanks! I look forward to your input!