Hello, I am new to chicken keeping! I just have a few young hens that I am keeping in my Atlanta backyard. The young ladies haven't laid me an egg yet, but hopefully in a month or two they will be giving me some lovely eggs.
I don't have much construction experience, but I was able to build the following coop after buying some excellent plans from http://www.thegardencoop.com/. I made a few modifications of my own, and also added an attachable extra run. The hens were happy in the ark, but they seem a bit happier with the run.