With moving to Lafayette, LA in two weeks, I have been researching coop designs. From my introduction thread, people mentioned that I should consider building an open-air coop, as the south can get very hot. Upon looking at "normal" coops vs open-air, I couldn't find a major difference. The only difference that was apparent was the use of more ventilation. With the various selection of coops, it seems people came across this open-air method very differently. Some coops look like they have no difference between the coop vs run, others have the coop with large ventilation towards the top, and others seem to have a free range method with a big screened in tent. I just want to make sure I do this properly the first time. I also want to use the DLM within the coop. The research I have done seems to be the best/healthiest option for the chicks. My question is, is there a right way? Do chicken coops have to be a certain temperature to be properly? Will a DLM method not work if there is too much ventilation? Sorry if I missed a few threads that may have already discussed these topics.