My little chickies are almost a month old and are eagerly awaiting the completion of their new coop. We chose the Dutch Hen House (plans from SunnyChicken) design for it's streamlined simplicity. My sweet husband built 95% of it while I finished off the last 5% by painting and putting in linoleum in the roost area. We only have the perch to build and the shingles to go on the roof. So far we love it! I'm a little nervous the chickens will be wanting for space to roam during the day but hopefully as time goes on we'll figure out a rhythm or some other fenced area for them to run in. The coop sits on brick pavers and they underlap by a few inches on either side to prevent predator digging. All the latches will be locking to prevent critter apposable thumbs and all that damage that comes with them! Now...anyone from the PNW that can recommend when to put these little buggers in their new home permanently? My hubs is open to running the heat lamp out there but I'm a little nervous about it!