I have been searching quite a bit on this but most threads seem to deal with much taller coops than mine. I started my coop by building a 4x6' raised platform to house a half dozen hens but could not decide on a final coop design. Well the chicks hatched last week so I just started building kind of off the cuff. I kind of liked the "Chick-n-barn" design so I am roughly basing it on that. My floor space is more but I am concerned about the height because it seemed taller in my head. The raised area in the middle of the roof will be full lengh vents and I think I am going to put louvered soffit vents on the front and back as well but maybe slightly lower than the others. For reference, the peak of the roof is 44" off the floor and each end of the coop is 20" from the floor. My plan is to build a double nest box off of the back wall of the coop but I originally was going to put a large clean out door back there so that creates the problem of cleanout door placement. I figured I could hinge the lower roof sections and make one of the end walls fold down completely to allow cleaning. Or would I be better off puting the nest boxes on one end and going with the door on the back? My main problem is roost height and placement. I planned to put one in one side and a higher one straight across the middle. I wanted to put one in either end but I need one end for food and water. With the low ceiling height in of the ends I cant put them real high off the floor. How much headroom do I need to allow? I plan to keep the nest boxed close to the ground but if the roosts are only like 10" off the ground, will that be OK and high enough to keep them from roosting in the nest boxes? I was also wanting to put a small window on either side of the pop door that I can open for more airflow in the summer. Will it be a problem for the window to be right at the end of the roost? I was also going to make a screened summer pop door so should I just go with that and forget about the small windows or both? Sorry for all the questions but this is my first attempt and I am trying not to screw it up too bad. Here are a couple of pictures for reference. Just noticed I installed the front and back walls with the good side in....what an idiot. Thats what I get for building in the dark and rain. Ignore the stuff inside, I was mocking inside nest boxes but decided against it.