In the search for info on coop designs and construction, I have hit a fork in the road. What are people's thoughts on this: http://www.nortoncreekpress.com/fresh-air-poultry-houses2.html It seems to be at the opposite end of the coop design spectrum. The one commonality I come across is the fact that they produce a ton of moisture, and it needs to be vented away. My plan is to convert a 3 sided shed I have into a coop for 6-8 cold hardy hens. It is 7' x 9', has a single pitched shed roof 6'-6" high at the high side, down to 5' on the low side. one of the 7' sides is wide open. has an earth floor, which i am going to put a wood framed floor in. I WAS going to close in the open side and frame in a human door at the same time, and add an old double hung window I have hanging around. There is going to be a chicken door on the low side out to a run. Inside I'll have a roosting bar, and 2 nest boxes. NOW I can't decide whether or not to fully enclose the open side, or leave it open with hardware cloth.