Hello everyone!! I'm in the process of building my chicken coop with my husband, and I just wanted to know if anyone had any ideas to make the chicks happy. Ive included lots of photos below. We have an assortment of 5 Bantams, and 2 Blue Laced Waydonettes that are waiting to move in. This is the coop plan we used. This is the side of the coop that the nesting box will be. This is where the front/drop down doors will go. This side will have the in/out door for the girls. right next to the wild mint/makeshift compost pile we have. We seem to be discussing how to best keep the girls under the coop until we reinforce the space they are in. My husband wants to keep them all enclosed under the coop, and ideally he wants to make a hole under it to allow the girls to go in and out as they please (I hate this idea). So I've talked him into making a sideways ramp (I originally wanted to make some sort of spiral staircase/ladder they could use). This is tucked away in my backyard next to a back alleyway up above with garages. These photos show the ventilation that the girls will have, too much/little??? I'm planning on laying the hardware cloth over the gaps, and filling in the seams of the coop with caulking. I also spent forever hammering the nails from the roof to keep the girls from impaling themselves. >>> We live just outside of Pittsburgh, PA (if that helps any). And this is their escape rout haha. So any ideas/concerns about the coop?