I finally broke down and decided that a 100 gallon tote was not sufficient for my girls. Over all construction only took around 1.5 hours. Minimal tools, and only 60$. I still have some pieces left to do, but all in all, was cheap and very easy way to get the chickens into something a little more comfortable. Over all construction was 1 4X8 sheet of plywood. Cut it down to a 4X6. Added a small platform of 2X4 to raise it off the ground. I then framed in using 1x4 and stapled chicken wire into the inside of the frame job (think of the 1x4 as the bread and the chicken wire as the meat). I have a makeshift door and heat lamp situation for now, but Soon as I get another day off I will make a real door. The girls love it. They love to fly around and they love to roost on the make shift toy I made for them When I make my real coop and run, It will be outside. Right now, the ground is all *red dirt*. Is that fine for the chickens, or should I plant grass? Any input is welcomed!