Our yard slopes from N/NW to S/SE. The wind blows in from the SW for the most part. I have read that Open Air coops should open to the south, but it appears that the wind and rain would be blowing into the coop most of the time. However that is also the direction that would allow for the most sun due to the trees surrounding our yard. Maybe I am not understanding? We live in Middle Tennessee. Winters generally are in the 40's for highs. This year has been unusually cold, but still not too bad. Even if we go with a "regular" coop what should I look for as far as location? I have a shed that I could revamp that could either face N/NE or N/NW. But I worry about ventilation and I am not sure that I want to make that big of an opening in the shed considering it would only be a section of the 12 by 24 shed. If I make the inside will of wire will that help with ventilation? There are 2 windows (one would be in the coop) and a couple of vents. Everyone has been so great about answering my questions on here. Thank you.