Hello! I am new here, just beginning my journey with chickens. We have an old coop on our lot, and I would like to renovate it and prepare it for spring chicks. I have been doing lots of reading online, but am still wondering about the issues below. Any suggestions are much appreciated! Thank you! Warmly, Erin 1)Do coops need to have windows? I live in a high desert climate with sun nearly every day. If, for the most part, the birds are only sleeping in the coop, does it really need windows? Summer temps drop considerably in the evening and hot nights are not a problem here. 2)What is the advantage to having coops elevated off the ground? Is this primarily for water control or predator control? 3)If drafts and cold temps are not a problem, do coops always have to be closed up at night even if they are safely enclosed in a pen? (doors, windows, etc.) Or do they come and go from the coop as they please? And if the get closed in the coop, this means they must be let out in the AM? How early must they be let out? 4)Do you have to round up the chickens at night, or do they go in the coop by themselves? When do they need to go in to roost, at dusk, or after dark?