I started out with a very small flock (5 chicks) but wanted a coop that would allow me to grow my flock should I decide to. I researched everything I could on Backyard Chickens and on every website I could find. I needed something I could build myself, and sturdy enough to protect from a variety of wildlife predators (my home backed to the forest), cold winters, the wet monsoon season, and hot summers of Northern Arizona's Oak Creek Canyon. This one fit the bill. I purchased the "kit" from a chicken coop only company and had it delivered. I'm pleased to say that it has held up well, was easy to clean (in the coop, the run was difficult), and made a cute home for my chickies. I recently gave it to a friend who took over my flock when we moved 1300 miles North and I feared they would not make the journey safely. After a serious battle with Javalina, the run had to be replaced but the coop is still functioning well after 6 years!