My first post as I am a new member on BYC. Have any of you that live in the Deep South ever used an open 3 wall coop instead of a 4 wall coop? I am in South Alabama near the Gulf Coast and I wonder about the nights (and Days) here for 6-7 months out of the year. Since it is 74-80 degrees at 10:00 at night and the humidity is 80-90%, would a 3 wall coop with windows and a vented roof be better than a 4 wall coop? I am thinking about an 8'x8' coop (whether 3 wall or 4 wall). If it is 4 wall, it will be slightly elevated to allow the chickens to get under for added cooler areas. I haven't built it yet, but it will be part of a run with buried fencing under the entire run (12' x 24') and I am planning on having a 12'x12' area (including the coop) under tin so there is a god bit of shade and dry areas as we get a lot of rain. Since the coop will be raised if it is a 4 wall, the chickens will have access to be under the coop as well as the other areas under tin. Since it does not get that cold here, would a 3 wall coop be sufficient where I could put up a tarp or roofing felt on the really cold nights if needed? I did not intend to close the pop door at night to lock them in since I will have it reinforced as well as I can with layers of fencing and hardware cloth. Thanks for your insights.