First time chicken owner, first time poster and first time coop builder here. My wife came home with a box full of TSC chicks 5 weeks ago. I had to take a crash course on chicken raising, thank goodness for BYC, and rush to build a brooder, thank goodness for sterilite totes. Five weeks seems like a long time to build a coop, but in my line of work, that really just means a couple of weekends. Here is my almost finished product. We call it "Cluck Commander".