#1- Is there a certain direction my coop should face? #2- If I opt to NOT build an insulated coop, can I stack straw bales around the walls to add a layer of insulation in the colder parts of winter?c Here is the spot I plan to put my coop...... Originally it would end up facing more or less south because of the way I'd like to run it along the bushes. The coop would be partially shaded during summer months. We can trim the branches to allow more light if we need it. The run should end up being mostly sunny with some shade. However, I am concerned about wind in the winter. I am wondering if this is a BAD place for the coop. I can't put it on the other side though, I like that the bushes provide privacy. The bushes will block East winds. Any suggestions?