It is a beautiful day here in Michigan. I have been working on my coop and I finally pulled the coop out of the barn and put it in place. I still have to build the pop doors to the run and do some other misc things. Here are a few pictures of my coop. I am doing deep litter so there isn't a floor in it. It's 6x8 and the door is about 24x72. The wood was from my old pool deck. I am thinking of adding eight foot runs on each side of the coop to allow them to seek shade. I have some questions also but first here are the pictures. I am Wondering if anyone has recommendations on a type of latch to use on the four windows that are hinged at the top. I will have hardware cloth over the opening on the inside. If we need more venting we plan to tilt them out a bit. We are not sure what to latch them with and hold them open with. Any ideas? I am also thinking of building hardware cloth frames that can be placed along the floor of the coop to keep predators out rather than attaching a skirt of hardware cloth around the outside. I figure it will be covered in compost anyway. Does this sound like an idea that would work ok. Thanks for the help and thanks for looking at my pictures.