im planning on building a chicken "compound" i want it to be as self regulating as possible, so that means solar lights, rain barrels, maybe a hand pump well from the local run off, and planted runs with fast growing food (rotated because i know how destructive they can be, but i dont know how big an area...) so the ideas i have an im looking for feedback: 2 levels, a lower level thats open with fencing all around, but a perch, for summer for shade and air. Above that an enclosed "box" thats just big enough to squeeze 4-6 birds on the perch, close to the floor and a low ceiling to contain as much body heat as possible for winter. Each "box" will have a "sky light" then around that black tar paper for max light and heat absorption, oh and itll have a smaller opening and no flap as theres no living space in there, they can hang out below where there wont be snow. an attached fully enclosed run with a people door on the far end, with a "chickie door" on the bottom for when they are let out to range, may make 2 compartments for rotation, each run will contain small breeding groups no more than 5 or 6 birds. i want about 6 or 7 of these coop/runs in a shed row style, then with a walk way in between, on the other side is 2 or 3 larger examples of the other side but designed for larger groups, instead of having a "people door" on the far end, the neting will attach to the roof, then go down like this / kinda only not as steep but to the ground to save supplies, these will hold grow outs/culls whatever that will probably be awaiting slaughter... now i like the idea of them scratching around but i dont want the area ruined and i want it impossible for something to dig in, so the ground will be slightly elevated and have boards running, covered in chicken wire, ill put planks in so its safe for me to move around without bending or breaking the wire... so the solar lights will be in the middle walk way for me to work, the ridge will be a "sky light" also... i want 2 rain barrels on for each side with the gutters running into them and have the auto drinkers..... whatcha think?