A while back I posted a pic of my parent's old coop behind out horse barn and was told it was an open air type coop. Most of the front of it is wire. The coop has been unused for 20 years other than for storage. I am seriously thinking of tearing all down but the bones and making it a usable coop again. I know there are people who have openish coops like this, but i feel like it is too open. But at the same time, there is plenty of ventilation which i know is very important. I live in Maryland so we get a variety of weather. Up to 100+ in the summer and below freezing in winter, with everything in between. I have a small coop for my 3 girls now and they have no problems with the cold or heat. I know that back when I was a kid there were never any issues with the heat or cold harming my parent's hens who lived in the old coop. It is set in the shade of the barn so is shaded most of the day. Great for summer! I guess it is pretty well protected from wind too. I just know it gets Cold back there! What are everyone's thoughts? We are weighing the options of building new in a different area, closer to our house, or using the old coop at the barn. Cost I think will run about the same. Tried to add some pics but my laptop is having none of that tonight!