Hello, forum! I've got three bantam eggs in the incubator on day three, so I've got some time when considering "what to build," but I'm looking for ideas for a tropical/subtropical climate. (I'm in southwest Florida.) The materials I have to work with are: An 8'x10' DOORLESS metal Arrow shed, A 10'x10' chainlink dog kennel, probably 10 or 12 eight-foot 2"x4", and a few scraps of 4'x8' plywood paneling. My main concern and focus are nighttime temperatures, either being too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter. I'm having a hard time figuring what my "optimum" (I use that loosely) nighttime temperatures should be. My idea now is to butt the shed and the dog kennel up against one another, then use the 2x4s to build some sort of platform so I can cover the open chainlink kennel with a plywood roof. Our nighttime temps during the summer don't usually get lower than 75 degrees, so keeping the hot, daytime air from becoming stagnant is a concern during the summer. When it does "winter" down here, we can get cold snaps as low as 30 degrees. Do you all "insulate" differently according to outdoor temperatures? Do you use hardware cloth or another fencing material for your "windows" during the summer, then board them up or close them off in the winter? Is lighting an issue, or do many of you use a heat bulb outdoors if you get a cold spell? Thanks for any information. I'm sure coop-building is trial and error just like everything else when it comes to keeping chickens, but considering I might be cutting into the metal shed, I'd really like to "measure twice, cut once" as I won't really be able to patch a mistake as easily. Thank you!