My husband and I are constructing our coop out of a shed that we got from Costco. It is 8x6. It has massive double doors on the front of it that are around 6 ft wide. I tried to take pictures of it but it was getting too dark and they didn't really turn out. Here is the website for the specific shed in case you want to visualize: http://www.keter.com/products/bellevue/ We plan to attach the scratching yard to the front of the shed so that we can leave the doors open without fear of predators, and allowing for a lot of ventilation. At the top there are two triangular vents on the front and back. There is also one window. The window is maybe a square foot, or a little bigger. We are debating about whether to leave the "glass" in it (the window does not open at all) or to leave the "glass" out and install hardware cloth. There are a few other factors to consider: if we install the hardware cloth at the moment there would be nothing to cover it if it needed covering (not that that couldn't be rectified but...) We should get our chicks within the next two days and plan to raise them in the shed after a few days of being inside. I live in Central Virginia and it is already a HOT summer (often 100 degrees +, and Humid!). Obviously the doors will not be open while the chicks are teensy... Would they benefit from the window being open (all the time) or would it be a detriment? When they are adults will the top ventilation triangles and the front doors being open (except in terrible weather) be enough? Boiled down "glass" or hardward cloth?