I think I am missing the point slightly on some of the terms... I'll try to explain it from my perspective as a first timer with a set up already in place. When we moved in there was already a 15'x15' enclosure made out of chain link fence and covered with chicken wire and plywood. Inside of that there is a box, 24" off the ground, dimensions approx 1.5'x3'x2' (LxWxH). It needs a ramp (that much is obvious to me) but its purpose is baffling, at least to this newbie. Box has two entrance holes, 12"x12", and hinged doors in back, the purpose of which I'm assuming is for easy cleaning. There are no other raised boxes in the enclosure, but there is an 18"x24" box on the ground that looks like it used to be a nesting box. I'll probably pull it out because it's rotten and gross. My question is this (and it may sound silly) : do I call the larger raised box my 'coop' and the over all enclosure my 'run'? Or do I have a large, partially uncovered, coop with various different boxes inside? I plan on adding poles to the inside of the raised box, for a roosting area. Also I am building a new nesting box to replace the one I'm throwing out. They will free range the yard as my schedule permits (should be at least a few hours a day). I am asking because sometimes it is a bit confusing trying to follow peoples ideas and tips for the various different aspects of their environment when I'm not exactly sure what they are referring to. Addendum questions (heh): 1. Can I use the deep litter method inside the whole enclosure as well as in the roosting and nesting boxes? 2. Can this deep litter consist of the pine straw and oak leaves (dry) that settle so prolifically in my yard? 3. Thank you!