Okay, I'm hoping to use this thread as a sort of journal for building this coop. We've decided on the A-frame style after lots-o-research! Yesterday, I spent the day clearing the land for the run area and today we purchased the lumber and started the framing. Here's the area where the run will be... It's much longer than it looks in pics, it goes quite a ways behind my hubbies shed (and it will be longer when I have time to clear the rest of the brush) I built up the stone wall to go around the run area.... And another view... Here's the beginning of the frame....(you can see the shed my husband is fixing to put his tools and such in...) Another view... Tomorrow, I'm hoping to finish the bracing on the sides. I'll try to keep taking pics as I go!