thx for the advice on planning it out on paper. I'm new to the whole "building stuff" thing. that's part of why I want to build instead of buy :).
What considerations do I need to make for the foundation? I've seen those pier blocks used in videos, but I'm not sure on what considerations to take in Mi specifically w/ our frost/freeze.
It all depends on how sturdy you want to make it. Will this be a permanent structure meant to last for years? Or just something to house chickens for a couple of seasons? Also, are you seeking permission from the local authorities? They may have goofy "rules" to follow. For example, Garden City considers the shade cloth over my garden as a "structure". My arraignment is in a few weeks.