I live in Central Tx and have finally got the money together to start building my coop. Ive looked at the Coop Page, but I dont see too many coops that are well suited for Tx. We never get snow, but do get ice sometimes, not too bad though. It gets at least 100 degrees here every summer and can get up to 113+ with the humidity. I need lots of air circulation in the coop as there are no trees around to shield it from the hot sun and dont want my chickys to roast. I see these beautiful coops that BYCers post and keep changing my mind on what I want to build and how. I pretty much know the basics of what I want to do. But I want to see what other people have built for the hot weather we have here in Tx. I look through all these old chicken books and see these open coops. Where at least one whole side of the coop is open, wired of course. How did these old farmers do it and still have a good healthy flock? Some of my concerns are: 1.) What to do when it rains? What about the nest area? 2.) If I do the 3 solid walls and one wholeorhalf wall, which direction should it face? So please post pictures of what your coop looks like if you live in a hot humid state.