Because we are not very good at building things, we purchased a bare bones 4x8 coop. Got OSB instead of T1 11 because we have some vinyl siding left over to put on. We also put the board on the roof to save money and will put left over asphalt on top. This is a picture of it from the front. The front door faces South, to the right East. We built a platform with about 20 inches under to add a bit more run space. The front gabble vent is a 10" octagon. There is no window on the east side. This is the west side with a 10" hardware cloth window. It is just above the nesting boxes inside. East side and future run area. Any suggestions here about how to go about adding the run. I would like to be able to walk in. From the ground to the bottom of the overhang is about 6'. Inside to the left(westside) are the nesting boxes that came with the coop. I worry they are too open and being right by the door and window and across from the chicken door,maybe too drafty? This is the back wall (north). There is a hardware cloth covered vent low on the wall. Anyone know the benefit of such a vent? I have linoleum to cover the floor, but need to decide if I'm going to insulate the walls and cover them with paneling of some sort first. I do have paint. This is the inside right side (East). So some of my questions are: Do I have enough ventilation? Where the roof meets the walls on the east-west sides, it is open and I will be covering with the wire. Where could I add vents and what kind of materials could I use? Again what is the benefit of that vent near the floor? I had planned to put the roost there. Too drafty? Will I need insulation? Walls? Ceiling? or will the vinyl siding be good enough? I live in Ohio. Can you think of a better layout for the inside? And what type of run would you add? I appreciate any input and suggestions. Haven't had chickens since I was a kid and I now have some 10 day olds growing way too fast! After my sister takes her bunch I will end up with about 6. I can't wait until I get to the point where I can actually help people on this forum rather than asking a million questions. Thanks for looking!