I bought a disc that has some old (early 1900's) books on it about setting up for housing poultry. Throughout all the books they mention windows (cut outs covered in hardware cloth) that can be covered with mulsin or burlap (instead of solid wood flaps). I find this interesting. I believe the purpose is to provide ventilation but not have the direct cold blowing in. Some of the coops have the fronts completely open where you would cover with muslin or burlap in the winter. I plan on building a 10 x 14 coop, however, 4 ft. of it will be access to the nest boxes and storage so the actual chicken area will be 10 x 10. I'm doing a shed row with two windows on the south side and I was thinking of doing a window on the west side. We always have a breeze coming from the west during the summer. I was going to put the door on the storage side along with a window so they could be kept open to allow more air in. I'm more worried about the cold. We get some wicked wind and it always rains sideways. Should I also put some vents under the rafters on the south side? I was thinking of doing this and covering them with muslin in the winter.