Found the post i mentioned. Here goes...
"Good morning Lexie!
I'm a local carpenter, 20 years of experience. And I have to say, we don't come cheap. Prefab coops, which at first seem prohibitively expensive, can be a lot more cost effective than a skilled carpenter. Now, I could build you the cutest **** coop you've ever seen, but depending on travel time and weekend schedules, for side work I have to charge $35-$50/hr to make it worth my time. And then there's material costs... You could fine someone cheaper, someone young and hungry, but you'll still be looking at $20-25/hr, so a day's labor could easily cost you $200.
Your best bet, honestly, is to find the cheapest pre-fab SHED from HomeDepot, and then just cut in a pop door, put in some nest boxes and some roosts. Don't buy the pre-fab coops, those things are cheaply made, over-priced, and are way to small. The one in the pic you posted will never keep that many hens comfortably. Manufacturers might list it as ideal for 4-6 hens, but they are wrong. The more room you can give your girls, the happier they will be. Keep in mind chickens can be absolutely wretched creatures, if they get bored or feel confined they will eat the weakest alive. I'm not kidding.
Buy a shed, and get some fencing, give them as much room as you can possibly manage. Several hundred square feet.
I promise you I'm not trying to be mean, just set reasonable expectations. I see in some books people will suggest you can need 1 sq ft per hen in the coop, and only 2 sq ft in the run! I have 3 sq / hen in the coop, and 50 sq / hen in the run, and that's BARELY enough, I wish I had gone bigger... Always go bigger. Same thing I tell people when designing decks, go big or go home. I've seen countless people say they wish they'd built their deck bigger, but i've never, ever seen someone say they wish they'd built it smaller.
Better yet, if you can at all allow it, let them run free in your yard. Your slug/snail/grasshopper problem will vanish, and it's so much fun to watch their antics!
Feel free to message me if you have any questions".
Edited by CTKen - 4/3/16 at 11:04pm