DH and I are really trying to make something out of nothing here, lol. He's doing all of the building; I'm just the one bringing him all of the information from the internet, and demanding that he build me a coop! We have NO building/design/carpentry experience, so this is quite an adventure for us! Basically, what he's built is a box out of shipping pallets. He is planning to put an angled roof on it. The original plan was to cover the sides with hardware cloth, and have a solid, locking door in the front. However, he couldn't find hardware cloth at Lowe's, so he decided to just buy enough wood to completely cover all three sides, and for the door. Inside the coop, the roosts will be at the back, and there'll be two nesting boxes on either side, in the front (we are only planning to have four chickens, for now. I'm sure we'll want to expand our flock later, but we're starting small!). It's not in the design that I'm showing here, but DH is planning to make it so that there is a little door that pulls up on each side, to access the nesting boxes from the outside of the coop. With the new plan, we're trying to figure out where to install vents. My only concern is that with this fully enclosed, it might get too hot on summer mornings, before I can get outside. Honestly, I don't usually get out there until at least 9:30. In July, it might be 85 degrees by then, maybe even warmer. If it's a big issue, I'll just have to MAKE myself get out there earlier! Design sketch (you can ignore our shopping list, lol) What the frame looks like, right now. No, Slink is not supposed to be on the roof!