I have been searching the internet for the past several months for ideas of building a chicken coop in my backyard for my 5 hens. I ended up buying 8-8 ft posts, some 6ft high field wire and some bird netting for the top. I already had their housing which consisted of a "Hen House" with a small run. I made the enclosure 12 foot by 12 foot and topped it with the bird netting. I am currently altering the hen house by taking off the small enclosure that had been attached previously. The whole enclosure cost around 112.00 to build and turned out great. I put two old wooden rocking chairs in the enclosure for the hens and for me and they are very happy now! I forgot to mention that this enclosure is in the middle of a 2+ acre fenced area that cannot be accessed by any predators........it is guarded by my own 2 chicken guard dogs, that's why I could use the field wire and not have to worry about anything digging under! Here it is!! thanks!