Hi, I'm B4chkns and on my introduction post I mentioned I was building my own coop. Since then, I have been hard at work on doing that very thing. My chickens which are almost half grown have all but took over my small shed. With the weather here in Indiana and some poor planning on my part I have given new meaning to putting the cart before the horse or in this case, the chickens before the coop. I am however nearing completion to what has been nicknamed The Chicken Mansion. I researched many different kits and decided that the cost as compared to the quality, durability and size, that those did not meet my expectations at all. So I started searching the internet for some DIY blueprint plans or at the very least some ideas to designing my own coop. I did make some small purchases to some blueprints off this site and a few others. They were some DIYfer's also and although I applaud their efforts in wanting to provide information and direction on building a coop, I found that combined they had the features I was wanting in my own coop but none had all. So that left one option. Build my own and incorporate the features I was looking for. On that note, this is where I am at to date and hopefully in a few days will have some pics of the project in it's entirety.