I have searched this topic to death and am still so confused... We live in Minnesota. Long, cold, bitter winters. We have 4 Buff Orps. Our new coop is 6x8 with insulation on all 4 walls and the roof, two windows (south and east sides), a 15 inch pop door, a ridge vent that runs the entire length (west to east, 8 ft) of the coop, and soffit intake vents. It DOES NOT have a dropped ceiling - the insulation backs up to the plywood of the roof. My DH also put in two (small - like 4 inch) round vents at the gable end of the east side. I do not understand construction. I do not understand ridge vent ventilation. I am just looking at this with a woman's common sense questioning eye. My question: How is it possible for the air to move along the inside of the roofline from the soffits to the ridge when the insulation is in the way? AND, if the insulation meets at the peak, and covers the ridge vent, then how is it supposed to pull any air/moisture out of the coop? Seems to me that the moisture would get caught in the insulation - and that would be bad, right? Is the ridge vent primarily to keep my roof from rotting and not to ventilate my coop area? I am pushing for more ventilation. We have space in the gables but the roof trusses are in the way, so they might be a little odd. My DH says that the two small vents in the east gable, along with the open popdoor, along with the ridge/soffit ventilation will be sufficient. My goal: to not be out in the backyard, in 0 degrees and snow, with a saw cutting holes in my million dollar coop because it's too wet inside. All the time muttering "I told you so." He thinks I'm over-reacting, which admittedly, I can do at times. Alas, I know NOTHING about insulation/ventilation, so I am having trouble selling my opinions. And we're trying hard to wrap up this coop construction (big relief sigh) and tempers are a little short. Maybe I've read too much internet advice? Can you help calm my nerves and get off my husband's back?