Ok, so- my wonderful brother has volunteered to build my coop on his job site where he has access to left over construction materials and, of course, his crew... must be nice, I know. Gotta love big brothers. I sent him my plans and ideas, and he has thrown in some of his own suggestions. But, now I was reading a post about a FL coop needing to be open-air because of the heat. Am I crazy building an enclosed/walled coop in Southern CA? It's not as humid here as in FL, but it does stay pretty warm. I told him that ventilation is very important and asked for windows that can be open or shut along with vents around the tops of all 4 sides. Will that be ok? Also, the coop will be 8'x12', but the run we currently have and will use for now (from the home's previous owner) is only 10'x12', which I know is on the small side. Will my 14 chickens be ok (if we still have 14 once we know who's a pullet and who's a roo) with that size run? Oh- but we are going to lift the coop as well, so they will have that area added to the run... but only about a foot off the ground. I know I will want to add to my flock, but I will have to expand the run first, I think. Thanks so much for your input!