We found ourselves the proud owners of chickens, but we had no coop.
We also had no experience in construction or farming. Soooo, we bought a bunch of books of coop designs, a couple books on general construction techniques and headed off to the lumber yard.
I gave the salesman a list of what I wanted. He looked it over and asked what it was for. "A chicken coop," I responded. "That's no chicken coop," he replied. "It's a chicken palace."
I don't know if our nine chickens agree, but they don't complain too much.

Here's the finished coop.

The coop half finished.

Chickie is the big guy.