My family and I live in Wilmington, NC. This coop and run were built to house up to 6 chickens- we currently have 5 Rode Island Reds. I created it by looking at some of the other coops on Backyard Chickens, then just giving it a shot. I don't have any sort of carpentry mastery, but I do have fine neighbors like Jeff, Bruce, and Dickie who gave advice and helped in the building. Took all summer of 2011, but it has been a great coop!